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Stacey Abrams Puts Biden VP Rumors To Bed With Just 8 Words

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams delivered a death blow Wednesday to rumors that she would run on a joint ticket with former Vice President Joe Biden during her appearance on “The View”

“I think you don’t run for second place,” the Georgia Democrat explained on the ABC program.

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Several reports circulated early last week that Biden — who has not yet announced a bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination — might come out of the gate with a running mate already declared, and Abrams was the odds-on favorite.

Bill Russo, Biden’s communications director, seemed to think the reports were inaccurate. “These rumors about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple,” he tweeted. (RELATED: Biden, Abrams Respond To Claims THey’ll Run A Joint 2020 Ticket)

Abrams doubled down on that response Wednesday, telling host Joy Behar that if she entered a primary, it would be on her own terms.

“I think you don’t run for second place,” she began. “If I’m going to enter a primary, then I’m going to enter a primary. If I don’t enter a primary, my job is to make certain that the best Democrat becomes the nominee and whoever wins the primary that we make sure that person gets elected in 2020.”

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