Davis noted that a gubernatorial primary will take place to unseat Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, but that Abrams is considered to be the presumed frontrunner for the nomination—even without announcing a bid—among plugged-in Georgia Democrats.
“Everyone in Democratic circles has the expectation that she will be the Democratic nominee in two years for governor,” she said.
A spokesperson for Abrams said: “Leader Abrams has made no decisions about her political future and is solely focused on electing Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock on January 5.”
The network Abrams constructed during her first run for governor, which she lost very narrowly to Kemp, is being credited as a big part of Biden’s likely win in the state. As a result, intrigue has mounted about her next move, with talk about her possibly taking on a leadership post at the Democratic National Committee or within the incoming Biden administration. But knowledgeable sources point back to a governor race rematch as what Abrams wants most.