She is basically on her knees praying…
Failed gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Stacey Abrams disclosed on Wednesday that she is now accessible to entering the top of the list with any of the Democratic presidential contestants, despite earlier claiming she will not “run for second place.”
“I would be honored to be considered by any nominee,” Abrams told The New York Times when asked about the potential of being selected as a vice presidential candidate.
However, Abrams had particularly rejected an offer made by former Vice President Joe Biden after rumors leaked in March that his top campaign consultants discussed choosing Abrams in an effort to show that Biden “isn’t just another old white guy.”
The former Georgia legislator quickly shot down the concept of exchanging the top of the ticket with another person, saying “you don’t run for second place.”
Abrams has continuously retained that she intends to promote her political profession and mulled over several alternatives, including a second run for Georgia in 2022, as well as a run for the Senate or the presidential election in 2020.
Abrams ruled out a run for the Senate in April and announced on Tuesday that she would refrain from carrying off her own presidential campaign in favor of concentrating her attempts on stopping the repression of voters in the upcoming 2020 election.
Abrams launched a new initiative called Fair Fight 2020. The organization is billed as a fighter for “free, fair, and secure elections,” though its goal is also to elect Democratic lawmakers. Fair Fight 2020 will only be working with Democratic state parties or local allies across the country, according to its website.
“If we start early and worth together, we will ensure that every American voter’s voice is heard and that Democrats up and down the ballot will win,” the Fair Fight 2020 website reads.
The initiative is seemingly an extension of Fair Fight Action, which was launched by Abrams after her loss to now-Gov. Brian Kemp to “pursue accountability in Georgia’s elections and integrity in the process of maintaining our voter rolls,” according to a press release.
Only two weeks after Abrams ‘ unsuccessful government offer, Fair Fight Action prosecuted the state of Georgia, alleging extensive voter suppression. The case, however, condemns laws that Abrams helped adopt while she was a representative of the Assembly of the Georgia State. The lawsuit is still ongoing.
Abrams and her campaign have regularly accused Kemp of suppressing “racist” voters even before Election Day. With more than 50,000 votes, Kemp handily won the legislative election, and there was no proof to support the allegations.
“My responsibility is to focus on the primary. And that means using the primary as an opportunity to build the apparatus to fight voter suppression,” Abrams told the Times. “Because in the end, no matter where I fit, no matter which ones of our nominees win, if we haven’t fought this scourge, if we haven’t pushed back against Moscow Mitch and his determination to block any legislation that would cure our voting machines, then we are all in a world of trouble.”