Stacey Abrams' Nonprofit Could Pose Political Problems for Future Campaign
Stacey Abrams is seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, but her involvement in a nonprofit and what the organization spent some of its money on could be a hurdle for future political campaigns.????Abrams who narrowly and controversial lost the race for Governor in Georgia this past election, founded the nonprofit Fair Fight Action back in 2014 with the goal of advancing voter rights.????The Associated Press reports that the nonprofit has bought ads featuring Abrams, paid for some of her travel…????...and organized watch parties around the country when she delivered the Democratic Party’s response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.????Former Federal Election Commission attorney Adav Noti told the AP that there is nothing wrong with a nonprofit promoting its founder but explained what could present potential problems for Abrams…????“...if we later learn that the spending was to lay the groundwork for a campaign, retrospectively that could be a violation”????Abrams has been seen by the Democratic Party as a potential challenger to Georgia Republican David Perdue for the Senate seat in 2020…????Her name has also been mentioned as a yet another possible presidential candidate…????...and CNN recently reported that Abrams met with Joe Biden, linking her to his running mate for 2020 if he decides to run...although sources said the vice presidency was not discussed.????A Republican-affiliated group called Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust or FACT filed a complaint with the IRS saying Abrams’ nonprofit violated tax law... ????...citing roughly $100,000 spent on Facebook ads featuring her, other advertisements and travel costs for her post-election tour of Georgia.????A spokeswoman for Abrams told the AP that Abrams would step down as chairwoman of the nonprofit if she runs for office again.
How you respond after setbacks is what defines your character. Stacey Abrams was the first black woman in the history of the United States to be nominated by a major party for governor -- she lost that..