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Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

06 November 2018, 03:29 | Erica Roy

Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

During a stump speech for Republican Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence said the American people don't want lawmakers backed and bankrolled by "Hollywood liberals".

Oprah preemptively scolded the crowd of reporters witnessing her Georgia performance against making any speculation her appearance was in service of a run for the White House in 2020.

"Well, I think they would want them to vote, but not certainly not vote based on one's identity", Aubrey Shines said in a video message.

"I don't want to run, OK? I'm not testing the waters". However, McCain argued tapping "east coast elites" like Winfrey to campaign on Abrams' behalf has the potential to backfire.

Sunny Hostin said she bought two chairs from Winfrey's studio, and that's when McCain blew her stack.

But a number of voting rights and ethics watchdog groups are concerned that, with the variety of issues voters are experiencing, those services aren't enough.

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

The vice president then joked, "I'm kind of a big deal, too".

In a statement Saturday morning, Abigail Collazo, Abrams' director of strategic communication, accused Kemp and President Donald Trump of contributing to a political atmosphere that feeds such hate. President Trump will appear with Kemp on Sunday.

More than 1.5 million Georgians already have cast ballots.

Winfrey did not mention Pence or the frequent GOP broadsides about "Hollywood" outsiders.

Oprah also hosted two town halls with Abrams during her trip.

In an apparent reference to the controversy, Winfrey said, "Every single one of us - every single one of us - has the same power at the polls, and every single one of us has something that, if done in numbers too big to tamper with" - she paused for resounding, prolonged applause by the audience - "cannot be suppressed and can not be denied". She recalled generations of black Americans who faced "lynching. oppression. suppression", and declared that "their blood has seeped into my DNA" and forced her to the polls.

Videos uploaded to Ms Winfrey's and Ms Abrams' social media showed the television personality knocking on doors canvassing for the hopeful governor. As of this report, Abrams stands at 46.9 percent and Kemp at 46.7 percent. Kemp, the eight-year veteran of the state of Georgia's high-ranking Secretary of State position, is expected to win the gubernatorial race in Georgia this November.

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