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Stacey Abrams endorses Biden

Stacey Abrams endorses Biden
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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams (D) on Tuesday officially endorsed the presidential bid of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Federal student loan payment suspension extended another month Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week MORE, the  presumptive Democratic nominee.

"Vice President Biden is the leader America needs — a leader who will restore dignity, competence and compassion to the Oval Office while restoring America's moral leadership around the world. His commitment to fighting climate change, leading an economic recovery for all, and protecting every eligible American's right to vote are among the many reasons why he must be the next President of the United States,” Abrams said in a statement announcing the endorsement.

“While marginalized communities struggle under Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MORE's failed leadership and people of color face disproportionate consequences of COVID-19, Joe Biden will take no one for granted. I look forward to continuing my strong support for his candidacy and doing all I can to make sure he is elected this November," she added.

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Abrams has frequently been discussed as a potential running mate for Biden, who has pledged to name a woman as his vice presidential pick.

Abrams, who narrowly lost a controversial gubernatorial race in 2018 to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), has frequently pitched herself as a contender, arguing in late April that she was the most electable.

“We have to win the election. And I would point out that I ran the most successful campaign to engage the communities we need to build the broadest coalition necessary in 2020, because what we are going to see on the ground is that this is going to be a campaign unlike anything that’s been run before,” Abrams told The Atlantic in an interview published last month.