[Ed. – These responses are usually heavily scripted by the party leadership, so it’s not like we’ll be hearing from the quintessential Stacey Abrams. In any case, now isn’t the time to pick someone who will be viable in the presidential primaries next year. That lets out an awful lot of the best-known pols.]
Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday.
Abrams drew national attention as the Democratic nominee for Georgia governor in a contested race against Brian Kemp. Abrams eventually conceded, but blasted Kemp, who was secretary of state, for how he handled the election and said he pushed suppressed voter suppression efforts.
Although she lost the race, Abrams is viewed as a rising star in the party. Most recently, Democrats have pushed her to consider running in Georgia’s 2020 Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue.