If Stacey Abrams Doesn’t Run for Georgia’s Senate Seat in 2020, Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson May Make Bid

Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson filed exploratory paperwork Friday to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020. She said, though, that “obviously I support Stacey” Abrams if she decides to challenge U.S. Sen. David Perdue. (Credit: AJC file)
Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson filed exploratory paperwork Friday to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020. She said, though, that “obviously I support Stacey” Abrams if she decides to challenge U.S. Sen. David Perdue. (Credit: AJC file)

Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson filed paperwork Friday to explore the groundwork for a 2020 U.S. Senate bid if Stacey Abrams doesn’t run.

The Democrat told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she’s been “standing down” for weeks as Abrams has publicly weighed a challenge to Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue, but that she had to file exploratory paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to start paying the campaign team she’s assembled.

“Stacey deserves more time to consider this, particularly with her book tour being extended, and I needed to file for the exploratory committee,” Tomlinson said. “We’re all hovering around the same objective of making sure a Democrat wins — and we’ll know by the end of April.”

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SOURCE: Greg Bluestein
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution