VP Stacey Abrams?
Former VP Joe Biden is expected to officially announce his 2020 bid in the coming weeks, and he may kick off his campaign by announcing his running mate: Stacey Abrams. The former GA gubernatorial candidate, who at age 45 is 31 years younger than Biden, would bring much-needed diversity to the ticket. Abrams, who does not come with the baggage of a long legislative record that could be viewed as being on the wrong side of history, could also potentially balance some concerns from social justice voters. She proved to be a fundraising powerhouse in her bid to become the first Black woman Governor in Georgia and the country. Her campaign raised more money than any candidate, Democrat or Republican, in Georgia’s history. The 1995 Spelman College graduate also excited Black women in the Peach State and the nation -- an integral voting bloc for Dems. She also enjoyed the support of other 2020 hopefuls during her gubernatorial campaign. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) endorsed her, and she has been friends with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)for years. Hence, it might be challenging for some in the field to swipe at her on the campaign trail. Abrams would also bring valuable assets to Biden’s team: donor list and volunteer data. She could also potentially bring another asset -- former FL gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who has his own 2020 agenda. More here.