Stacey Abrams Is 'Strongly Considering' Running For Senate In 2020

Feb 12, 2019

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is considering a potential run for Senate in 2020 against Republican incumbent David Perdue.

Abrams, who gave the Democratic response to the president's State of the Union address earlier this month, has continued to push for what she calls a "fair voting system" in Georgia.  

After speaking in Gwinnett as part of her statewide "Thank You" tour Monday, which included vocal support for MARTA expansion in the county, Abrams told reporters that a run for Perdue's seat next year is a real possibility.

"I really fundamentally disagree with his ideology and behavior," Abrams said.

"That is one of the reasons I'm giving very strong consideration to running for the senate, because I think we need a senator who reflects the needs and values of Georgia and I do not believe [Perdue] is serving all of Georgia."

Perdue, who has been a vocal supporter of President Trump, defeated Democrat Michelle Nunn in 2014 to win the seat.

Georgia's senior U.S. senator, Johnny Isakson, who has served in the Senate since 2005, will see his term expire in 2023.

Abrams says she'll make a final decision on her political future by next month, whether it be a Senate race against Perdue or a rematch against Gov. Brian Kemp in 2022.