March 22, 2019 9:06 pm

Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams have struck no agreement to run on a joint ticket, reps say

March 17: When former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden misspoke on Saturday, saying "I have the most progressive record of anybody running", Democratic supporters eager for him to run for president rose to their feet and applauded.


Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumours the former vice-president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are “false” and that there was “no grand plan hatched.”

Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the ex-vice-president “has an enormous amount of respect for” Abrams, noting Biden endorsed her in the gubernatorial race. “But,” Russo tweeted, “these rumours about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple.”

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Abrams’ spokeswoman Lauren Groh-Wargo responded by saying Abrams “enjoyed meeting” with Biden but “there was no grand plan hatched” and she was keeping her options for 2020 open.

Both Biden and Abrams are considering 2020 Democratic presidential runs, and Biden advisers had reportedly discussed options to mitigate concerns about his age.

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