Joe Biden denied rumors that he secretly planned to declare Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as his running mate in his still undecided presidential bid.
“@JoeBiden has an enormous amount of respect for @staceyabrams (it is why he endorsed her!) — but these rumors about discussons on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple,” Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday.
The two recently met in Washington, and it was reported that his advisers were discussing a potential Biden/Abrams ticket.
As an African American woman known for her progressive politics, Abrams might have attracted Democrat voters turned off by Biden’s status as a white male with comparatively more moderate views.
If that was the plan, Biden’s hope was evidently dashed. Abrams’ team confirmed that she will not be running as his vice president.
“There was no grand plan hatched and no additional conversations between the two of them or our teams,” Adams’ former campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo tweeted.
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