Democratic Candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams waves to supporters after speaking at an election-night watch party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate may be eyeing Georgia’s U.S. Senate Seat for a 2020 bid.

The seat is currently held by Senator David Perdue originally from Houston County, Georgia. Perdue was elected to that seat on 2014. Perdue defeated Jack Kingston in a primary runoff and then Michelle Nunn in the 2014 general election.

Picture credit – Perduesenate.com, US. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA)

Democrats believe they have closed the gap in Georgia with Abrams only losing by 1.39 percentage points to Republican Brian Kemp.

According to Politico, Abrams said she is looking at running for the Senate or even making another attempt at capturing the governor’s seat again.

The report also said there could be aspirations of running for president one day, but Abrams is not ruling anything out at this point.

“I am open to all options, and it’s too soon after the election to know exactly what I’m doing,” said Abrams to Politico.

According to Politico, the most likely political scenarios for Abrams include a challenge to Republican Sen. David Perdue in two years or mounting a bid to defeat Kemp in four years.

“I am thinking about both,” she said to Politico.

“Georgia is my state,”  said Abrams. “And the changes I talked about in this campaign remain changes I believe are necessary for our state to continue to progress, to serve the entirety of our state, and that the issues that I raised remain urgent and important.”

After her loss to Kemp, Abrams started a voting rights group called Fair Fight Action where she plans to continue to bring forward solutions to change Georgia’s voting systems and policies.

Abrams continues to use her campaign apparatus to get the word out about voting and issues related to voting concerns in Georgia. Abrams told Politico that she feels that Democrats have the ability to capitalize on this year’s elections turnout in the future.

“[T]here is a much broader electorate that should be engaged in the national conversation than we’ve seen in previous years,” said Abrams.

 

 

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