Abrams invites Biden and Harris to campaign for her in Georgia

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) invited President Biden and Vice President Harris to join her on the campaign trail during an appearance on MSNBC on Sunday.

Host Symone Sanders, who was previously senior adviser to Harris, asked Abrams if support from the White House could be expected in his battle against Gov. Brian Kemp (R).

Abrams, who won her party’s nomination late last month after facing no challengers, said she would welcome their appearance.

“We invite anyone who wants to see Georgia move forward to come here, and that means President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris,” Abrams said. “But what we’re talking about is the needs of the state of Georgia.”

The Hill has contacted the White House for comment.

The Abrams-Kemp election is a rematch of 2018, when Kemp narrowly won.

Kemp easily rebuffed a lead challenge from former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), which was endorsed by former President Trump.

After losing to Kemp nearly four years ago, Abrams and a team of grassroots organizations have registered more than 800,000 voters in 2020. Biden won the state by nearly 12,000 votes and Democrats overthrew the two Georgian Senate seats in a runoff election a few weeks later.

Abrams hopes to win the governor’s mansion in November on a platform that includes fighting voter suppression and expanding affordable housing.

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