Abrams meets with Biden in DC amid 2020 speculation

Abrams meets with Biden in DC amid 2020 speculation
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Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Georgia, met Thursday with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Brad Pitt narrates Biden ad airing during World Series MORE in Washington as both consider jumping into the 2020 presidential race.

The meeting — Abrams's latest with a high-profile Democratic hopeful — was first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Two people familiar with the meeting confirmed it to The Hill.


Abrams’s unsuccessful gubernatorial bid against now-Gov. Brian Kemp (R) last year drew intense national attention and prompted calls for her to run for office once again.

Abrams has entertained the notion of another campaign. But exactly what office she could seek has remained shrouded in mystery. Some Democrats have pointed to Abrams as a possible presidential contender, while others have urged her to take on Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), who’s up for reelection next year.

Others have suggested that Abrams could seek a rematch against Kemp in 2022 when he will face reelection.

Abrams fueled speculation of a White House run this week, when she tweeted that “2020 is definitely on the table.”

She previously said that she would make a decision regarding her political future in March, suggesting that an announcement could come soon.

She’s already met with a handful of Democratic presidential contenders, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWhat do Google, banks and chicken salad have in common? Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit Biden defends his health plan from Trump attacks MORE (Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump knocks idea of a 'female socialist president' Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Watch live: Biden participates in HBCU homecoming MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE (N.J.). Her meeting with Biden comes as the former vice president prepares for a 2020 announcement of his own.

The Democratic primary field has already grown to more than 15 candidates, making it one of the largest and most diverse in the party’s history.

Another rising star in the party, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), ended months of speculation of a possible White House run on Thursday, announcing that he was entering the race.