Oprah, Pence visiting Georgia in deadlocked governor's race

Leroy Wright
November 7, 2018

An unexpectedly tight race for Georgia governor is drawing high-profile celebrities and politicians to the final days of the campaigns.

Kemp, 55, has served as Georgia's secretary of state since 2010.

Hollywood liberals have come out in full force to campaign for Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia.

A pro-Kemp ad funded by the Georgia Republican Party accuses Abrams of trying to allow illegal immigrants to vote.

"I'll be going out this weekend in my home state of NY and I wanted to especially encourage all those in Georgia to show up for Stacey Abrams who's running for governor to better the lives of all Georgians", he said in a video post on Twitter.

Winfrey has always been rumored to be a 2020 presidential candidate, but she quelled those rumors in her Thursday speech.

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In a direct call to women, Winfrey said it hasn't even been 100 years since women had the right to vote, and called for women to honor the legacy of those who fought for the right. "I'm kind of a big deal, too". In 2008, she campaigned for former US President Barack Obama as well Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Liberal co-host Juan Williams said on the same show Thursday that Winfrey would help with a key demographic: white suburban women.

However, McCain argued tapping "east coast elites" like Winfrey to campaign on Abrams' behalf has the potential to backfire. "I assume. Her last week", Trump said. Democrat Andrew Gillum could become the first black Floridian governor, which is why The Road to Power carried out the robocalls in both Florida and Georgia.

He told the rally crowd in Macon, Ga., that Winfrey has "has been down to Mar-A-Lago", and that "until I ran for office we did very well". As she battles Republican Brian Kemp and fights against Kemp's alleged efforts to to suppress voting, she has gotten tremendous support from America's queen herself: Oprah Winfrey.

More than 1.5 million Georgians already have cast ballots.

Speaking to a mostly female audience north of downtown Atlanta, she said: "I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter". Can you imagine having your doorbell ring and finding her on the other side? He added, "I stand against any person or organization that peddles this type of unbridled hate and unapologetic bigotry".

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