Stacey Abrams will run for governor of Georgia again in 2022 three sources with knowledge of the matter told The Daily Beast.
There will be a primary to unseat the current Republican Gov. Brian Kemp but close allies to Abrams say she is the presumed frontrunner even though she is yet to announce her bid.
“Everyone in Democratic circles has the expectation that she will be the Democratic nominee in two years for governor, ” Wendy Davis a DNC member on the executive committee of the Georgia Democratic Party told The Daily Beast. “I think that is a secret to no one.”
Abrams is being credited with boosting Democratic turnout in Georgia which led to Joe Biden’s narrow win over Donald Trump in the state. Her organizational efforts on the ground have led to some calling for her to take on a leadership role at the DNC or a position in Biden’s cabinet. But sources told The Daily Beast that Abrams wants a rematch with Kemp.
For now though, she is focused on electing Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock to the United States Senate in the runoff election on January 5th, according to a spokesperson.
A point she reiterated during an appearance on The View, on Thursday. Asked about a potential role in Joe Biden’s cabinet Abrams said: “I am interested in making certain that Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock have a place to lead by working with senators to help Joe Biden.”
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