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Stacey Abrams: I'm Open to Being Nominee's VP

'I would be honored to be considered by any nominee'

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams may have decided to focus her efforts on voter protection rather than running for president—but that doesn't mean she's completely shutting down the idea of entering the 2020 fray. "I would be honored to be considered by any nominee" for the position of vice... More »

Stacey Abrams Makes Her 'Big Announcement'

She's not running for president, but is launching a voter protection initiative

(Newser) - Democrat Stacey Abrams, who vaulted onto the national political stage championing voting rights during an unsuccessful 2018 run for Georgia governor, announced on Tuesday that she's launching a new multistate voter protection initiative and not running for president in 2020. Abrams revealed plans for the multimillion-dollar initiative, called Fair... More »

Biden Reportedly Considers Unusual 2020 Strategy

Stacey Abrams could be his choice on Day One

(Newser) - When Joe Biden announces that he's running for president, he might make it a double reveal, Axios reports: Close advisers say the former vice president is considering telling voters he'll pick popular Georgia Democrat and rising star Stacey Abrams as his running mate if he wins the Democratic... More »

Stacey Abrams: 'We Do Not Succeed Alone'

Democrat delivers powerful SOTU response

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams stepped onto the biggest stage of her political career Tuesday and accused President Trump and his fellow Republicans of abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. The Georgia Democrat introduced herself to the nation months after narrowly losing her bid to become America's first black... More »

Abrams Ends Georgia Bid With Fiery Parting Shot

She acknowledges Brian Kemp will be the next governor, accuses him of voter suppression

(Newser) - It's over in Georgia: Stacey Abrams called a press conference Friday to acknowledge that Republican Brian Kemp will be the state's next governor, reports Politico . But Abrams made clear that she thinks Kemp, who oversaw the election as secretary of state, is guilty of foul play. "To... More »

In Contentious Ga. Governor's Race, Kemp Resigns as Secretary of State

Stacey Abrams is still hoping for a runoff

(Newser) - Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he has enough votes to become Georgia governor, even though his election rival is conceding nothing in one of the nation's marquee midterm races. As the state's top election official, Kemp... More »

Stacey Abrams Not About to Concede in Georgia

She's hoping for a December runoff against Brian Kemp

(Newser) - The next governor of Georgia has yet to be decided, with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams declining to concede the race to Republican Brian Kemp. As of 11am ET, CNN reports Kemp led Abrams by almost 68,000 votes with 99% of precincts reporting. That gives him 50.4% of the... More »

Governors' Races: Gillum Concedes in Florida

Scott Walker loses bid for 3rd term in Wisconsin

(Newser) - Thirty-six governors' races were on the ballot Tuesday, but two of those contests—in Florida and Georgia—dominated the political landscape. In Florida, Democrat Andrew Gillum, who was vying to become the state's first black governor, conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis, a strong ally of President Trump, reports the... More »

That's Not Oprah on Georgia's 'Racist' Robocalls

'Jesus don't like ugly,' former talk show host responds

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey shared a final message to voters with hours to go before Election Day: "Jesus don't like ugly. And we know what to do about that: Vote." The video message via Instagram came in response to what Winfrey described as "racist robocalls in my name"... More »

Already-Hot Georgia Governor's Race Just Got Hotter

GOP candidate Kemp says his office investigating state Democrats over alleged voter hack

(Newser) - If you thought the race for Georgia governor had gotten testy enough , welcome to an even testier Sunday: The office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate, announced overnight that it is investigating a "failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system," specifically, "... More »

Obama Stays on Trump, GOP: Why 'So Angry All the Time'?

Former president appeared Friday at rallies in Georgia, Florida

(Newser) - Barack Obama has been hitting the campaign trail, stumping for Democratic candidates and making "fiery speeches." He continued making the rounds Friday, and while rallying in Georgia for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who's running against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the former president said he was... More »

Oprah Is Knocking on Doors in Contentious Georgia Race

Winfrey stumps for Stacey Abrams

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey isn't just appearing at rallies Thursday for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams: The talk show queen is literally going door to door to get out the vote. "U never know who’s gonna come a knocking! #teamabrams," Winfrey posted on Instagram alongside a video of... More »

Jimmy Carter to Ga. Official: Step Down Before Election

Carter sends letter to secretary of state Brian Kemp in contentious gubernatorial race

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the contentious Georgia governor's race with a personal appeal to Republican candidate Brian Kemp: Resign as secretary of state to avoid damaging public confidence in the outcome of his hotly contested matchup with Democrat Stacey Abrams. The 94-year-old Carter's request, made... More »

Ferrell Goes Door to Door for Georgia Campaign

Star is stumping for Stacey Abrams

(Newser) - Numerous Hollywood heavy hitters have donated to the Stacey Abrams campaign, but Will Ferrell has gone further than most. The actor went door-to-door for the Democrat's campaign for governor over the weekend, encouraging people to vote early, TMZ reports. "If you guys turn out, there is no question,... More »

Senate Hopes Slipping Away for Democrats

Map doesn't look good, pollsters say

(Newser) - With congressional races around the country tightening up, fewer Democrats are talking about a "blue wave"—and some concede that the Senate now looks out of reach. To win control of the chamber, Democrats need to pick up two seats and hang on to 10 others in states... More »

'Give Me My Phone Back, Senator'

David Perdue seemed to have not liked a query on voter suppression while visiting Georgia Tech

(Newser) - As controversy continues to swirl around the Brian Kemp-Stacey Abrams gubernatorial faceoff in Georgia, a senator campaigning for Kemp created one of his own. Kemp, who's currently Georgia's secretary of state, has been accused of trying to purge voter rolls ahead of the November election, and a Georgia... More »

A Big Governor's Race Takes a Nasty Turn Late

Stacey Abrams accuses Brian Kemp of suppressing black voters as secretary of state in Georgia

(Newser) - Voters in Georgia will elect a new governor next month, and the race already had been on the national radar: Democrat Stacey Abrams is hoping to become the nation's first female African-American governor. She's running against Republican Brian Kemp, currently Georgia's secretary of state, and some serious... More »

Democratic Outsiders Score Big Primary Wins

Abrams is first black female nominee for governor

(Newser) - A historic win in Georgia has put Stacey Abrams on course to become the first black female governor in American history. Abrams—the former minority leader of the state House—defeated former state Rep. Stacey Evans by a large margin to secure the Democratic nomination, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Abrams,... More »

Georgia Gov Race Could Prove Historic

Stacey Abrams would be state's first black governor, nation's first black woman governor

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams is what the Washington Post describes as "a Yale-trained lawyer and business executive who writes romance novels on the side," but pending the results of Georgia's upcoming gubernatorial election we could be referring to her variously as that state's first black governor or the... More »

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