Stacey Abrams will be the first person to rebut a State of the Union without holding public office

Stacey Abrams.
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Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate and former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, will deliver the Democratic Party's response to the State of the Union.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he had asked Abrams to deliver the address, saying she is a "great spokesperson" and an "incredible leader," NBC News reports. Abrams accepted the invitation and said that she is "honored" to have been selected.

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