FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters in Atlanta. Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor’s race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star. It’s a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit she founded to promote voting rights. They can accept unlimited sums of money, which could be a problem if she runs for office again. There is no proof of illegal activity. But donation limits could be applied retroactively to the group’s spending if she runs for federal office. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Abrams on VP speculation: 'You don't run for second place'

March 27, 2019 - 11:48 am

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams has made clear that she has no plans to join Joe Biden's presidential campaign as his running mate.

Abrams told hosts of ABC's "The View" on Wednesday, "You don't run for second place." Abrams added that if she joins the 2020 White House chase it will be on her own.

Rumors circulated after a recent meeting between Biden and Abrams that the former vice president was contemplating asking Abrams to form a joint ticket with him at the outset of his campaign.

A Biden spokesman denied that any deal with Abrams had been offered.

Biden is a 76-year-old white man and political veteran. Abrams is a 45-year-old black woman and a rising Democratic star.

Biden hasn't announced whether he'll make a third run for the presidency.

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