Abrams, who ran for governor in Georgia in 2018 and has since dedicated herself to voting rights issues, told WBUR’s “On Point” that despite advice not to talk about it openly, she would be interested in the vice presidency.
“I certainly would. I mean, I don’t want to be coy,” Abrams said. “There are those who advised me against saying that out loud. But, the reality is, of course, the work that I want to see for America, the progress I want to see us make, I would be honored to be the running mate of the Democratic nominee.”
Abrams made similar comments in an interview with the Washington Post earlier this month when she officially announced she would not be seeking the presidency.
“I would be honored to be considered,” Abrams said of the running mate spot, but added that her focus now during the Democratic primary was on fighting voter suppression.
Despite her loss in 2018, Abrams is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party. She was the first African American woman to win a major party’s gubernatorial nomination, gaining national prominence and enjoying high-profile support from Oprah Winfrey and former president Barack Obama.
She received more votes in the governor’s race than any other Democrat running statewide. She came close to beating Republican Brian Kemp and believes she would have defeated him had he not enacted laws as secretary of state that she says suppressed minority turnout.