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Georgia's Stacey Abrams won't run for Senate in 2020

In this image, Stacey Abrams smiles at a camera.
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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams won't run for the state's Senate seat in 2020, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that her "responsibility is not simply to run because the job is available."

The intrigue: Abrams' decision to pass on a Senate run will heighten speculation that she could jump into the crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020. She's also a hot contender for a vice presidential slot and had been considered by former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign as his out-of-the-gate running mate.

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