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Stacey Abrams: I'd be 'happy' to run as vice presidential candidate

Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Georgia, said that she would be "happy" to run as a vice presidential candidate.

Abrams told an audience at the University of Iowa on Monday that she'd be open to running for vice president alongside the Democratic nominee in the general election, the Daily Iowan reported

The former gubernatorial candidate also quashed rumors about being offered a spot on Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden's ticket in 2020, according to the university newspaper.

"But when I got the question [from reporters] I was, myself, contemplating my next steps," she said. "And what I said was, you do not run in a primary for second place, so no, for whatever rumors are out there."

"However, I'm not in the primary, but you can run as second in the general election, and I am happy to do so with the nominee. That is my answer," she added.

Abrams never conceded the race against current Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. After her candidacy, she founded Fair Fight, an organization aimed to defending voter rights and access in elections.

Monday's event at the university celebrated 100 years of women's suffrage, according to the Daily Iowan.

The Hill reached out to Fair Fight for Abrams's comments on her statements Monday.

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