While still not ruling out that she will join the 2020 presidential field, former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams (D) said she will not run for the US Senate next year. She had been publicly considering a challenge race against first-term Sen. David Perdue (R) and promised a decision by the end of April. Consistent with her stated schedule, Ms. Abrams announced yesterday that she will not be a candidate.
For the short term she will continue working with minority group Get-Out-The-Vote organizations and confirms that she is also considering gearing up to seek a re-match with Gov. Brian Kemp (R) in 2022. She lost the 2018 race by just under 55,000 votes statewide.
Now attention turns to former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson (D), who said she would run for the Senate if Ms. Abrams did not. We can expect a formal candidacy declaration from her very shortly.
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