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Media Mention April 1, 2019

Why talking about health care is hard for 2020 candidates

"'Medicare for All' is already a flashpoint in the 2020 presidential campaign. But as big as this fight will be, an even bigger issue lurks in its shadow. The health insurance that Americans pay for and receive is a function of where they live, and that could become even more true in the months and years ahead," writes Don Kettl, LBJ professor and academic director of the LBJ Washington Center.

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Media Mention March 29, 2019

Stacey Abrams could be a kingmaker in 2020 if she decides not to run for president

Stacey Abrams could be the most valuable endorsement in 2020 if she decides not to run for president, according to the results of a new INSIDER poll.

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Media Mention March 28, 2019

Cory Booker's blend of personal and political could catch fire

The political contradictions between a moderate past and a progressive future that the candidacy of Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)  faces also impact the entire Democratic Party field, from veteran politicians such as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to fresh-faced newcomers such as Beto O'Rourke, writes LBJ School Professor Peniel Joseph.

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Media Mention March 28, 2019

Stacey Abrams on ABC's The View: 'You don't run for second place.'

Democratic rising star Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) teased her political future during an appearance on "The View" on March 27, saying that "I think you don’t run for second place."

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LBJ alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98), who ran for governor of Georgia in 2018
Media Mention March 28, 2019

Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum talk political future, far-reaching effects of state laws

After narrowly losing two high-profile 2018 gubernatorial races in Georgia and Florida, respectively, political and non-profit leader Stacey Abrams and former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum have been repeatedly asked whether they’d join what is shaping up to be one of the most crowded and diverse presidential primary races in U.S. history.

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Media Mention March 28, 2019

John Lewis: Stacey Abrams 'would be a great senator'

Rep. John Lewis's desire is that Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who narrowly lost her race for Georgia governor in 2018, runs for the US Senate.

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Media Mention March 27, 2019

Stacey Abrams talks 2020 options and timeline

Former Democratic nominee for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) joined Andrea Mitchell to discuss her political future on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on March 27, 2019.

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Media Mention March 27, 2019

A tale of two prison systems

Michele Deitch, senior lecturer at the LBJ School and an expert on criminal justice, talks with The Texas Observer about the legislative effort to develop independent oversight for the Texas prison system.

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Media Mention March 26, 2019

Stacey Abrams: ‘I don’t know whether this Is the moment for me’

Rare is the politician who will say “I don’t know” about something and mean it, including her own future. That is one reason why I despise the question, “Are you running?” It generally wastes the time of journalists everywhere; candidates rarely say “yes,” even if they secretly intend to launch

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Media Mention March 26, 2019

What should Stacey Abrams do?

To borrow from Irving Berlin, there was nothing Beto O’Rourke did that Stacey Abrams didn’t do better in her historic campaign for governor of Georgia.

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