A top Democrat just called it quits. Her rising star is fading and she’s thrown in the towel. Her own party can’t believe this news.
Former candidate for Georgia governor, Stacey Abrams, has made the decision not to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Senator David Purdue, even though she’s “grateful for all the encouragement.”
Abrams tweeted a video and said that she’s “committed to doing everything I can to help elect a Democrat to that seat next year,” but without her being the actual candidate.
In the video, she said, “But my responsibility is not simply to run because the job is available. I need to run because I want to do the job.”
Speculation is now swirling over who will step into the role of presumed frontrunner, considering Abrams was the Democratic Party’s top recruit.
Abrams lost a narrow race against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in 2018, and she’s still looking to make her mark politically. There are rumors of a brewing rematch between her and Kemp in 2022.
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