Abrams meets Biden to discuss her next step
ATLANTA – Stacey Abrams met Thursday with former Vice President Joe Biden in Washington to discuss her next political step – and presumably his, too. And the sit-down between the two comes as each are weighing 2020 bids that could intersect.
Biden would become one of the leading candidates for president if he enters the race, while Abrams is weighing a bid for U.S. Senate, a rematch for Georgia governor – and has raised the possibility of her own White House bid.
It’s the latest in a string of meetings Abrams has had with White House contenders. She’s huddled with Sen. Cory Booker in Newark, lunched with Sen. Kamala Harris in Washington and dined with Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Atlanta.
Like other high-profile Democrats, Biden endorsed Abrams during last year’s run for governor, and scheduled a trip to campaign with her in Georgia before postponing it.
Abrams’ narrow November loss to Gov. Brian Kemp has only propelled her national profile, and she’s set an April deadline to decide whether to challenge Sen. David Perdue next year, prepare for a 2022 rematch against Kemp or take another step.