Stacey Abrams to give Democrats’ response to State of Union
WASHINGTON — Stacey Abrams, the rising political star who marshaled the power of black women voters but narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race, will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, congressional Democrats said Tuesday. The choice elevates Abrams in Democratic politics as the party looks to keep core supporters, such as black women who anchor the base, energized ahead of the 2020 congressional and presidential elections. It also sets up an implicit contrast with Trump, who has a history of questioning the intellect and integrity of nonwhite politicians.