Former VP Joe Biden denies he planned to name Stacey Abrams as his running mate for 2020 presidential election as Axios had reported: “These about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple.” Naming a running mate right out of the gates would backfire. Just ask Ted Cruz.

Bill Russo tweeted: “Joe Biden has enormous amount of respect for @StaceyAbrams (it is why he endorsed her!) — but these rumors about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple.”

Abrams’ former campaign manager tweeted:  “Stacey Abrams enjoyed meeting with Joe Biden. There was no grand plan hatched and no additional conversations between the two of them or our teams since. She will meet with any potential or declared candidates for pres who ask while she keeps all options for herself on the table.”