Former Democratic State Legislative Leader Stacey Abrams will not challenge Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) Next year, a blow to democrats who hoped to make inroads in a state of the Republicans have been controlled for nearly two decades.
In a video posted to Twitter, Abrams said she did not believe in the Senate.
̵1; Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) April 30, 2019
"I do not want to be a candidate for the United States Senate," Abrams said. Abrams met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck. "
Abrams met with Senate Minority Leader Schumer Charles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer Schumer jokes NY Times erred in crossword clue: 'Chuck' has 'five letters!' MJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid Hillicon Valley: House Dems subpoena full Mueller report | DOJ pushes back at 'premature' subpoena | Dems reject offer to view report with fewer redactions | Trump camp runs Facebook ads about Mueller report | Uber gets B for self-driving cars MORE (DN.Y.) To tell him about her decision on Monday.
Abrams, who became a fundraising juggernaut during her unsuccessful 2018 bid for Governor in Georgia, is a member of the Greater New York State Senate.
Some, like former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper John Wright HickenlooperFour2020 Dems not yet qualified to participate in debates: Seth Moulton Presenting the 2020 Democratic bracket MORE (D) and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D), have opted to run for president instead. Others, like North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein (D), have said they will continue serving their current posts.
Abrams, who has toyed with a possible presidential campaign, did not say what she will do next.
"I still do not know exactly what's next for me," Abrams said. "Over the coming weeks, you'll be hearing from me and my team about groundbreaking initiatives to protect the right to vote and increase the participation of Americans in the course for Georgia and the future of our country."
Democrats may now turn to Jon Ossoff, a candidate who raised more than $ 30 million in a narrow loss in a special election contest in the Atlanta suburbs in 2017. Ossoff has been stumping around the state in informal town hall meetings since last year, raising Democratic
Perdue, serving his first term in the Senate, won his seat by a 53 to 45 percent margin over nonprofit executive Michelle Nunn in 2014. President Trump  Donald John TrumpTrump hits Biden as he hits 2020 Trump blasts union chiefs after Biden gets key endorsement Grassley to Trump: Lift tariffs or new NAFTA deal is 'dead' MORE won Georgia by a narrower margin, 51 to 46 percent, in 2016.