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Tags: 2020 Elections | stacey abrams | vp | Biden | 2020 | Democrats

Stacey Abrams 'Open' to VP Slot on Dem Ticket, Touts Biden

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Democrat Stacey Abrams (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 18 August 2019 11:29 AM

Stacey Abrams, who captured national attention during her unsuccessful Democratic bid for Georgia governor in 2018, said she’s open to joining a 2020 ticket as vice presidential nominee — and touts Joe Biden’s bid.

In an interview aired Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week,” Abrams emphasized Democrats “need to make sure we have a nominee first.”

“I’m open to the conversation,” she said.

“I think anyone standing for office is electable,” she added. “Because I believe [President] Donald Trump is beatable. He's not the target. The target is victory for our values. Our goal is to have a candidate with a policy to ensure the votes are cast and counted so that person, male or female, black, white, Latino, becomes the next president of the United States.”

“[Former] Vice President Biden is a known quantity, he's been a part of the national conversation for decades. Legitability means you can tell the people not only what you're going to do, but why it matters.”

She also dismissed concerns over Biden’s past relationships with congressional segregationists and his current gaffes about his stance.

“I think if you listen to the whole of what Joe Biden says it's consistent with Democratic values and always have been. We lose out when we focus so much time on missteps and not focusing on the content.”

Abrams said for now, she is dedicating her political efforts on eliminating voter suppression.

“I don't think you go into politics for the money or the title, you go in it for the work,” she said. “I make certain that it's the right job that I'm the right person and it's the right time. When I looked at this current crop of candidates running for the Democratic nomination, I think they're extraordinary. I think voter suppression is an intrinsic problem that's bigger than Georgia. Georgia was a singularity in how grotesque the process was. Where can I do my best work? Set up voter protection teams across the country.”

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Stacey Abrams, who captured national attention during her unsuccessful Democratic bid for Georgia governor in 2018, said she's open to joining a 2020 ticket as vice presidential nominee - and touts Joe Biden's bid.In an interview aired Sunday on ABC News' "This Week,"...
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