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 BidenGiuliani meets with former Ukrainian diplomat to get info on Dems Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery 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.

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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 Ann WarrenGillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign CEO pay rising twice as fast as worker pay: AP Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk MORE (Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSan Francisco police chief apologizes for raid on journalist's home Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerGillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 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.