The overcrowded Democratic presidential field has a record six women seeking the nomination, but one prominent individual who isn’t running for the top job has thrown her hat into the ring for vice president.
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said she would be delighted to serve under one of the 22 candidates.
“I would be honored to be considered by any nominee,” Abrams told The New York Times on Aug. 14. “I’ve just come to the decision that my best value add, the strongest contribution I can give to this primary, would be to make sure our nominee is coming into an environment where there are strong voter protections in place. I would not have publicly raised the possibility if it was not a legitimate thought.”
She said the current field, which includes the likes of former vice president Joe Biden, Calif. Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is talented. Earlier this year when Biden entered the race, he was reportedly considering Abrams as a running mate.
YAHOO! News reported Abrams dismissed those rumors, noting that at the time, Abrams was considering a run for president. Earlier this year, Booker said he believed that a woman should be on the ticket. Another candidate, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, said he would find it “very difficult not to select a woman” as his running mate.