“She is taking a look at all options on the table in 2020 and beyond,” she said.
And Abrams followed up with a tweet about her book, recently re-released in paperback, explores how to be “intentional about plans but flexible enough to adapt.”
"20 years ago, I never thought I'd be ready to run for POTUS before 2028," she said in the social media post. "But life comes at you fast - as I shared in Q&A w @Yamiche at @sxsw. Now 2020 is definitely on the table..."
The Democrat is weighing her options after her narrow defeat to Gov. Brian Kemp – a loss that helped elevate her already-soaring national profile.
She's set an early April deadline to decide whether to challenge Sen. David Perdue next year, prepare for a 2022 rematch against Kemp or take another step.
She’s long wanted to be Georgia’s governor, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Democrats have heavily recruited her to challenge Perdue, one of Trump’s most fervent allies.
More recently, some of her allies say her thinking has expanded to include positioning herself as a potential vice presidential running-mate, something that wouldn't be open to her if she was running for U.S. Senate.
As for a presidential bid, she hasn’t begun the process of lining up endorsements, hiring droves of operatives and launching flirtation tours in early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
Then again, neither has Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who will soon decide whether to run.
Abrams has little incentive to rule out any of her options - White House, Senate or governor – too early. She's in the middle of a nationwide tour to promote her book and has lined up speaking gigs through the Harry Walker Agency, and the element of mystery adds to the intrigue.
Still, her allies say not to discount talk of a White House bid.
Said one: “You don’t kick tires like that for no reason.”