Stacey Abrams wants to set the record straight.
When the Democrat and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate spoke at the South by Southwest conference on Monday, it seemed she knocked out 2020 rumors by saying she wouldn't run before 2028. But as Abrams' former campaign manager, and then Abrams herself, quickly tweeted, that wasn't what she meant.
In the Monday interview, Abrams referred to an old "spreadsheet with all the jobs I wanted to do" where she'd written "2028 would be the earliest I would be ready to stand for president." Some outlets took that to mean the "years-old spreadsheet" reflected her current plans, but Abrams is actually "taking a look at all options on the table in 2020 and beyond," former Abrams campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo tweeted. Abrams then cleared things up with her own tweet.
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Abrams served in Georgia's assembly before narrowly losing to Gov. Brian Kemp (R) in an election full of allegations of voter fraud against Kemp. She later gave the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union and, as her comments Monday show, is clearly hoping to give the address herself someday.
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