Stacey Abrams conformed she won't run for president in 2020, but she said she would be honored if the Democratic frontrunner chose her to be his (or her) running mate.
"I've just come to the decision that my best value add, the strongest contribution I can give to this primary, would be to make sure our nominee is coming into an environment where there's strong voter protections in place," Abrams told the New York Times on Tuesday.
"I would be honored to be considered by any nominee," she added.
Also on Tuesday, Abrams announced that she would not run for Senate against incumbent Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), so she can focus her efforts on the 2020 election. "I appreciate the importance of that role. But I am not so arrogant as to believe I'm the only one who can win that," she said.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren are neck and neck in the polls this week. And though they outpace California Senator Kamala Harris in the polls, Harris is reportedly the Democratic National Committee's choice for the nomination.
Abrams lost her 2018 gubernatorial race against Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA), whom she accused of purposely keeping potential voters away from the polls. Abrams recently launched Fair Fight Action, a group aimed at fighting Black voter suppression.
"For the first time since 1981, the RNC will be allowed to cheat and lie and go into polling places and scare voters, particularly voters of color," she told MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.
"Fair Fight 2020 is designed to anticipate all those challenges, but not just worry about them, work against them, and that’s what we learned from 2018. We cannot wait for the cavalry to come. We have to be the army, and we have to stand up now."
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