Stacey Abrams on being a potential VP pick

FiveThirtyEight’s Clare Malone asked Stacey Abrams how she feels about the running mate speculations.
1:52 | 01/31/20

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You are now the subject of pretty. Rampant. That running mate speculation. But a lot of times your name comes up in these conversations. About the need to counterbalance. Hypothetical white candidate particularly white male candidate. And in countries how do you feel about discussions that teen to kind of put your race and gender first. By a except that I exist and the political zeitgeist in a very specific. And that we as a nation him very by Neary notions of politics you're Democrat or Republican your man or men. Your Blackberry OUR. Weight or person of color we we don't you like new locks. And so often. The reason the question is released begins with act but I think the reason the question is sustained. The story that lies behind it. I'm very accomplished person who has experience. Relevant issues and has the capacity to do this. And so. While I me chief a bit pat what sparked the question. I'm very proud of why I'm even in the conversation. Is another conversation just because a Bachmann. Those are two pieces that people will use to. Lift up their intention. But the whole of me is the reason I'm considered viable and that's what I cling to in my job. Is to make sure other people understand no matter why you put me there no matter what you eat me entry. My job is to prove that I can state. My job is to take advantage and deliver so that I can do even more. And I cannot worry myself with what. Limited notion led you to open the door is my job is to keep it or ticket office in just the nature of people cup.

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