Alexa, play “Bad Day by Daniel Powter”
After months of very public, “relentless but thoughtful” overtures, including inviting her to deliver the high-profile Democrat response to the State of the Union, Stacey Abrams has turned Chuck Schumer down and decided against running for the United States Senate in Georgia.
I am grateful for all the encouragement I received to run for U.S. Senate, and I’m committed to doing everything I can to help elect a Democrat to that seat next year. #gapol pic.twitter.com/5o14BqgqwO
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) April 30, 2019
Just hours later, the Democrat leader received more bad news as his second choice to run for the Senate in Iowa (after former Governor Tom Vilsack–who also said no) opted against challenging increasingly popular Senator Joni Ernst.
Confirmed: Iowa Democrat @RepCindyAxne running for re-election in the 3rd District. Not running for senate against @SenJoniErnst in 2020. Axne is in her first term after defeating two term incumbent @RepDavidYoung in 2018. @WHOhd #iowavotes2020
— Dave Price (@idaveprice) April 30, 2019
First Stacey Abrams said she wasn't running for GA-SEN.
Now Cindy Axne declines to challenge Joni Ernst in IA-SEN.
If Dems can't flip the Senate in 2020, all of those bold policy proposals on the prez campaign trail aren't going to matter as much t.co/0OGOq2DL66
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) April 30, 2019
Now Democrats will be stuck recruiting a third-tier candidate in Iowa.
Reporters went so far as to ask Senator Schumer if he took these rejections personally or was embarrassed. He declined to answer.
Schumer on Stacey Abrams' decision to pass on GA Senate:
"We're going to win in Georgia and we have lots of good candidates in many different states including Georgia." @asfram asked Schumer if it was a personal rejection or embarrassment but he didn't answer that
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) April 30, 2019
Go home, kick up your feet, and enjoy some Bad Day, by Daniel Powter.
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