Stacey Abrams not ruling out a presidential run

Politics 06/13/19, 15:44

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Thursday she has not ruled out running for another political office. Abrams, who spoke at the Women's E3 Summit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, said she has not yet settled on the next steps for her political career. "I ...

Stacey Abrams says she’s still considering presidential bid

Politics 05/09/19, 16:16

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says she's still considering running for president in 2020. Abrams answered "yes" when asked in an interview with Pod Save America airing Thursday afternoon if she was still contemplating joining the crowded Democratic presidential field. Abrams has also been floated as a possible vice-presidential pick, though ...

Another blow for Schumer as Democrats look to reclaim Senate

Politics 05/01/19, 01:23

Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams' announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. That decision, announced Tuesday, was a blow to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. After Abrams gained fame ...

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams won’t run for Senate in 2020

Politics 04/30/19, 06:14

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020, dimming her party's hopes of a Senate majority and starting anew the speculation about her long-term political future after her unsuccessful run for governor last year catapulted her to national acclaim. Abrams, a 45-year-old who ...

Stacey Abrams under investigation by State Ethics Commission

Politics 04/11/19, 19:33

The Georgia State Ethics Commission will summon bank records from the 2018 governorial campaign of Stacey Abrams and several other groups that raised money to assist her candidacy. David Emadi, a former Douglas County prosecutor who became head of the State Ethics Commission Monday, announced on Thursday that, according to the ...

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs new touchscreen voting machines bill

U.S. 04/04/19, 11:30

Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has quietly signed a wide ranging elections bill authorizing the statewide purchase of new touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot.He signed it Tuesday, behind closed doors and without prior announcement, on the final hectic day of Georgia's 2019 legislative session.It's a major step ...

Stacey Abrams weighs presidential decision, defends Biden

Politics 04/04/19, 07:49

Democrat Stacey Abrams says she doesn't expect to decide on a presidential bid until the fall because "the average voter is not paying attention until Labor Day." On MSNBC on Thursday, Abrams also offered support for former Vice President Joe Biden, who has acknowledged that his tendency toward physical displays of ...

Democrats are looking at Plan B in 2020 Senate races

Politics 03/30/19, 06:58

Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she'll be national Democrats' top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party's rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. "I feel comfortable I'll be their ...

Political spending by Abrams’ nonprofit could pose problems

Politics 03/20/19, 15:10

In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender. It's a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit she ...

Abrams, Biden meet as both weigh 2020 decisions

2020 Campaign 03/14/19, 11:44

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams are meeting privately Thursday in Washington as both weigh their political futures. Biden is expected to make his decision soon on whether to run for president for a third time. Abrams is being heavily recruited to run for the Senate in 2020. ...

Stacey Abrams’ next move: Senator, governor … president?

Politics 03/06/19, 19:23

Stacey Abrams didn't win the Georgia governor's race last November, but she's a hot commodity in Democratic politics anyway. Abrams is the top recruit for a Senate race in 2020 as Democrats try to win back a majority. She's considering another run for governor in 2022. And there are plenty of ...

Statements detail alleged issues with Georgia voting system

U.S. 02/27/19, 19:19

Long lines, last-minute polling place changes, missing or incorrect voter registration records and malfunctioning machines are among the problems Georgians faced during last year's midterm election, according to sworn statements gathered as part of a challenge to the way the state's elections are run. More than 200 declarations made public Wednesday ...

Georgia House approves new electronic voting machines

U.S. 02/26/19, 16:49

Georgia House lawmakers approved using new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot by 2020, a big step toward replacing an outdated system that offered no verifiable paper trail.The proposal disregards cybersecurity experts who say hand-marked paper ballots are more secure.The bill passed Tuesday, largely along partisan lines ...

Expanding the map: 2020 Dems push past early voting states

Politics 02/22/19, 16:47

The sprawling field of Democratic presidential hopefuls is on the move — to places other than the traditional early voting states of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has hopscotched from Puerto Rico to Georgia, where she met with rising Democratic star Stacey Abrams. Minnesota Sen. ...

Klobuchar to meet with Carter, Abrams in Georgia

Politics 02/22/19, 10:50

Sen. Amy Klobuchar will meet with former President Jimmy Carter and Democrat Stacey Abrams on Friday as she brings her presidential campaign to Georgia. Klobuchar spokeswoman Carlie Waibel says the Minnesota Democrat will meet privately with Abrams, who lost a bid for governor last year and delivered the Democratic response to ...

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Politics 02/19/19, 17:13

Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing.Democrat Stacey Abrams, who lost her bid for governor ...

Stacey Abrams claims voter suppression is legal in the US

Politics 02/16/19, 20:24

Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed that voter suppression is legal throughout the country during her speech at the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting. “Here’s the thing about voter suppression: Voter suppression is legal in the United States right now,” Abrams said Friday to a crowd of Democrats in Washington, D.C. “We’re ...

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