Dec 4, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Abrams’ campaign manager rules out 2024 run if she wins governor's race

Stacey Abrams at a podium

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In her first major interview since the official announcement, Stacey Abrams' campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo quashed speculation that the Georgia Democrat would interrupt a theoretical gubernatorial term to run for president in 2024.

Why it matters: Abrams' name has come up repeatedly as a top 2024 Democratic contender given President Joe Biden's age and Vice President Kamala Harris' low favorability ratings.

What she's saying: Groh-Wargo, who also ran Abrams' 2018 campaign, told Axios, "Part of her being strategic is [Stacey] knows what she wants to do, and she does it, and she carries it through. I can't stop speculation, but I can tell you unequivocally she wants to be governor and will serve a full term."

  • Groh-Wargo has served since 2018 as CEO of Fair Fight Action, a national organization focused on voting access and policy advocacy, which Abrams founded after her last race.

Catch up quick: More than three years after narrowly losing the Georgia governorship to Brian Kemp in 2018, Abrams announced last week she is running for a second time.

  • Since her last bid, Abrams has been floated as a possible presidential, vice presidential and Senate candidate.

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