Democrats Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams both lost their gubernatorial elections in 2018, in Florida and Georgia, respectively.
Both played the victim card – even the race card, at times.
Word has it that Abrams, who burned the Georgia state flag in her youth, may be plotting a presidential run…because she said so herself.
Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party, said Monday it was possible she could seek her party’s presidential nomination next year.
Abrams’ comment came after an interview at the South by Southwest conference in Texas, where Abrams reportedly said she previously thought 2028 would be the earliest she could run for president, but over Twitter, she clarified: “Now 2020 is definitely on the table.”
A former Georgia state House minority leader, Abrams rose to national prominence last year during a closely fought gubernatorial bid that would have seen her become the first African American woman ever elected governor. She conceded the race amid significant controversy over the way the election was conducted — a process overseen by her opponent, now-Gov. Brian Kemp, who was Georgia’s secretary of state at the time.
Earlier this year, Abrams delivered the Democrats’ official rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.
A decades-old news article about Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) burning the state flag, which at the time included the Confederate battle flag, resurfaced on Monday.
Abrams stood on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992 and burned the Georgia state flag which was viewed as a symbol of white supremacy due to its Confederate design, The New York Times reported.
Abrams said the midterm election “blue wave” would consist of illegal aliens…
Former Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has now released a time and location for his already-teased “major announcement” in South Florida.
Gillum now says he’ll be appearing March 20 at Florida Memorial University’s Smith Conference Center for his announcement. Doors open at 5 p.m.
A page has also been set up for those wishing to RSVP for the event.
“I hope you’ll join me as I outline my vision for how we can turn Florida blue in 2020 — and ensure Donald Trump is a one-term president,” Gillum said in a statement announcing the site.
After losing the 2018 Governor’s race to Ron DeSantis, Gillum has still received buzz as a possible 2020 presidential candidate. He joined CNN as a contributor following his loss.