Some of Abrams’ closest allies believe she’s more likely to run for governor, given her focus on state-based issues, but that she could be recruited to challenge Perdue, a former Fortune 500 chief executive who is a staunch ally of President Donald Trump.
State and national figures have aggressively lobbied her to run for the seat, as have some potential candidates. Among them is former 6th District candidate Jon Ossoff, who put it bluntly: "I'd like to see Stacey challenge Perdue."
He's one of a half-dozen Democrats also considering a bid against Perdue, but the field is essentially frozen as Abrams makes up her mind. No high-profile Democrat wants to step on her toes, and all appear to be waiting until she announces her decision.
Her 2018 campaign against Kemp afforded her those options. She became a national political figure as she earned more votes than any other Democrat in state history; Kemp outdid her by driving out conservative support to sky-high levels in rural Georgia.
Abrams has since launched the Fair Fight Action voting rights group, which promptly filed a sweeping lawsuit challenging the state’s electoral policies and apparently will be financing the trip.
She's also emerged as the party's de facto leader, a queenmaker in Georgia Democratic circles whose top allies are set to take prominent roles. And she recently gave campaign contributions to every state Democratic legislator through her new group's PAC.
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