Stacey Abrams Still Not Running for Senate

Isakson retirement renews calls for Abrams to consider Senate run

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Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams reiterated Wednesday morning that she still has no interest in running for U.S. Senate, even with news that there will now be two seats up for grabs.

Abrams had already rejected calls for her to run against incumbent senator David Perdue (R., Ga.), who is up for reelection this cycle. The Wednesday morning announcement that Sen. Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) is resigning for health reasons brought renewed calls for her to enter the race.

Abrams quickly shut down hopes that she'd reconsider her decision, saying she remains committed to leading "voter protection efforts in key states across the country."

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"While she will not be a candidate herself, she is committed to helping Democratic candidates win both Senate races next year," a spokesman said in a statement.

Isakson was reelected by double-digits for a six-year term in 2016. The last time a Democrat won a U.S. Senate election in Georgia was in 2000.