AZ, CO, KS, ME, MS, NC & SC-Sen: Stacey Abrams Endorses These 7 Democrats To Win Back The Senate

Some big news today:

Alongside discussions of her own national political ambitions, former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is wading into elections outside her home state, endorsing the campaigns of seven Democrats vying for U.S. Senate seats.

On Thursday, Abrams announced that she was backing Democratic candidates in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

In statements provided ahead of her official endorsement, Abrams called Jaime Harrison, the associate chair of the Democratic National Committee who is seeking to block Sen. Lindsey Graham from a fourth term, “a strong leader for the people of South Carolina” who “will work hard to address inequalities” such as in rural health care and infrastructure.

For Arizona, Abrams said former astronaut Mark Kelly “has a proven record of service to our country.” John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor and 2020 presidential candidate, “is the one to help us cross the finish line” for a Democratic Senate majority, Abrams said. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon “will fight for expanded access to quality affordable health care” if elected to the Senate in place of Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

Mike Espy, a former Mississippi congressman and U.S. agriculture secretary, “is ready to lead on Day One,” Abrams said, while former state Sen. Cal Cunningham is Democrats' best choice to succeed in North Carolina, “a must-win state for the U.S. Senate in 2020.”

Barbara Bollier, a Kansas physician and state senator who switched from the GOP in 2018, is “uniquely qualified to help address the disparities dividing America,” including on affordable health care, said Abrams, who is planning to hold virtual campaign events for each of the candidates getting her backing.

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— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 21, 2020

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— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 21, 2020

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— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 21, 2020

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— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 21, 2020



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— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 21, 2020

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— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 21, 2020

Let’s win the Senate and end Moscow Mitch’s reign of terror. Click below to donate and get involved with these seven Democrats campaigns:

Mark Kelly

John Hickenlooper

Barbara Bollier

Sara Gideon

Mike Espy

Cal Cunningham

Jaime Harrison