Another day, another embarrassing recruitment failure for Chuck Schumer.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: BREAKING: Stacey Abrams won’t run for US Senate in Georgia
Schumer pulled out all the stops to get Abrams into the race, giving her the State of the Union response & meeting with her multiple times to implore her to run:
- POLITICO Headline: “Dems go all-out to land top Senate recruit: Stacey Abrams”
- BUZZFEED NEWS Headline: “Stacey Abrams Says Chuck Schumer Has Been ‘Relentless But Thoughtful’ In Pursuing Her For Senate”
- NEW YORK MAGAZINE: “It’s no secret that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer really wants Stacey Abrams to run against Republican incumbent David Perdue in Georgia’s 2020 Senate race.”
- ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: “That’s well underway: State and national figures have aggressively lobbied her to run for the seat…”
What’s worse: the second-tier candidate Dems are stuck with (if she can avoid a messy primary) actually describes herself as “Plan B!”
As of today, Chuck Schumer has now struck out on *EIGHT* different high-profile Senate recruits across the country.
Vilsack. Stein. Hickenlooper. Duran. Bullock. Beto. Rice. Abrams.Who’s next?
“Today’s embarrassing recruitment failure is another devastating blow to Chuck Schumer’s dream of a Democratic Senate. Now that top-tier Democrats in nearly every competitive state have all said no to Chuck Schumer, the picture is becoming clear: Democrats simply do not believe in Schumer’s ability to lead them into the majority.” -Senate Leadership Fund Communications Director Jack Pandol