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Stacey Abrams says she hopes to run for president in the future

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 5/10/2021 Michael Lee
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Georgia activist Stacey Abrams said she wants to make a bid for the White House at some point in the future.

“Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely,” Abrams said during an interview with CBS. “Again, it’s about you cannot have those things you refuse to dream of.”

Abrams, who narrowly lost a 2018 bid to become Georgia’s governor, has been an active voting rights advocate in recent years. The Yale Law School-educated attorney and author was also floated as a potential running mate for then-candidate Joe Biden, instead settling in as a prominent face in his campaign to win the swing state of Georgia. Biden became the first Democrat to win the state since Bill Clinton in 1992.

Abrams then became active in the push to boost voter turnout for Democrats in last year’s Senate runoff elections, with Democrats winning both races to bring the upper chamber to its current 50-50 split. She said she saw that election as a “through line” to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, where some supporters of former President Donald Trump waved Confederate flags.

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“That flag has always been a declaration of domestic terrorism against communities they thought were not worthy of being able to call themselves citizens,” Abrams said.

Abrams said she feels a responsibility to voice her desire to run for president, hoping she can serve as an example to aspiring young women and people of color.

The Democratic activist also opened up about her personal life, admitting that her busy political schedule and public life contributed to the ending of her last relationship. Abrams added that she would eventually like to meet someone that would better understand her goals in public life.

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“Yes. It’s nice to like somebody and to have someone like you,” she said. “I wrote a lot of books about it.”

Tags: News, Stacey Abrams, Georgia, Joe Biden, Donald Trump

Original Author: Michael Lee

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