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 BidenTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Liberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record 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 WarrenThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Hillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Warren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in MORE (Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Klobuchar on defense as Floyd death puts spotlight on record MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWarren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Senators ask DeVos to adjust FAFSA form due to the coronavirus pandemic 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.