Stacey Abrams Mulls Senate or Gubernatorial Run, While Elijah Cummings Plans to Summon Her Opponent to Capitol Hill
Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said she is mulling a Senate run in 2020 or may even run again for Governor in 2022. “I am open to all options, and it’s too soon after the election to know exactly what I’m going to do,” Abrams said Monday while speaking at a conference organized by the progressive donor network Way to Win. “Georgia is my state,” she said. “And the changes I talked about in this campaign remain changes I believe are necessary for our state to continue to progress, to serve the entirety of our state, and that the issues that I raised remain urgent and important.” Meanwhile, her former opponent Brian Kemp may soon be summoned to Capitol Hill. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who's expected to become the next Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he wants Kemp to testify before Congress about allegations that he suppressed minority voters during his tenure as Georgia's Secretary of State. “I want to be able to bring people in, like the new governor-to-be of Georgia, to explain ... why is it fair for wanting to be secretary of state and be running [for governor],” Cummings told HuffPost. After the November 6th election, an Abrams-backed group filed a lawsuit in Georgia seeking to overhaul the state's electoral process calling it discriminatory. Abrams said during her campaign and in its aftermath that elections in Georgia are stacked against Democrats and minorities. Cummings said he also wants to call on election officials from Kansas and North Carolina accused of suppressing Latino and African American votes. More here.