Former Vice President Joe Biden floated the names of both Abrams and Sally Yates, the ex-acting U.S. Attorney General from Atlanta, at a campaign stop in Iowa over the weekend.
Biden didn't name anyone specifically but said there are a number of people who are qualified.
"I could start naming people but the press will think that's who I picked," he said, before obliquely referring to several potential candidates.
His list included "the former assistant attorney general who got fired," referring to Sally Yates; "the woman who should have been the governor of Georgia," referring to Stacey Abrams; and "the two senators from the state of New Hampshire," referring to U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.
Abrams ruled out a 2020 run for president in August, when she unveiled a national expansion of her voting rights group. But she has left open the possibility of accepting an offer to be a running mate, a prospect she's raised any time she's asked.