Apr 13, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Chuck Schumer tries to tap Stacey Abrams for 2020 Senate run

In this image, Abrams speaks into a microphone with one hand gesturing towards herself.

Stacey Abrams speaks about criminal justice reform at the New York Public Library on April 10, 2019. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been “relentless but thoughtful” in his attempts to get former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to make a run for Senate in 2020, Buzzfeed News reports.

The bottom line: Abrams said she wants to make a decision on a Senate run by the end of April, per The Hill. "And I don’t think you actually have to make a decision about the White House before the fall,” she added, in an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Abrams has kept several options on the table after denying the possibility of running on a joint ticket with former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020 last month.

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