Biden to campaign for Stacey Abrams next week

Biden to campaign for Stacey Abrams next week
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Americans debate life under COVID-19 risks Biden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel MORE is set to make an appearance with Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams next week, a spokesperson for her campaign confirmed to ABC News.

Biden will reportedly be joining Abrams at a campaign event in Atlanta on Thursday. 

The former vice president, who is rumored to be considering running for president in 2020, has been campaigning for Democrats in Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania this month.


Abrams is running against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to become the first black female governor in U.S. history.

Kemp has received the backing of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 MORE ahead of the midterm election in November. 

“Brian is tough on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration. He loves our Military and our Vets and protects our Second Amendment. I give him my full and total endorsement,” Trump tweeted in July, shortly before the state’s primary.

Biden’s backing of Abrams comes weeks after her campaign announced former President Carter would make an appearance with her on the campaign trail as she unveils her rural health-care platform.

A poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 Action News earlier this month showed the race between Abrams and Kemp is neck-and-neck.