Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Oprah door-knocks for Democratic candidate in Georgia

Oprah door-knocks for Democratic candidate in Georgia

"I don't want to run, okay?"

Oprah Winfrey and Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams greet the audience during a town hall style event at the Cobb Civic Center on November 1, 2018 in Marietta, Georgia.

She was in the state on Thursday campaigning for Abrams, cheering "everybody gets a vote!" "Come on, Oprah! It's dehumanizing, it's completely baseless, it's totally cruel, and again I say, you're much better than that and you're much bigger than that".

Asked whether she is planning on voting for Abrams, the woman said yes - and that she has an early voting plan.

Trump said that Abrams' history and her ideas made her unqualified for the governorship. Vice President Mike Pence is campaigning for Abrams' Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, at three events.

Among that "onslaught", Winfrey blasted Republican ads she'd seen in her hotel room casting Abrams as too radical for the state, calling it "noise...created to confound you with fear". "Rather it lives and thrives in making sure that everybody is lifted by the community", Winfrey said.

Kemp is trying to extend the Republican domination in Georgia, which hasn't elected a Democrat as governor since 1998. She's so passionate about her candidacy that she's chose to go door to door to canvassing for Abrams. "I'd like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I'm kind of a big deal, too", said Pence.

Georgia, however, is home to a booming film industry, thanks to more than $1 billion in tax credits over the past decade, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Shortly after her speech, Winfrey posted videos on Instagram of herself going door to door canvassing for Abrams.

"And I've got a message for all of Stacey Abrams's liberal Hollywood friends: This ain't Hollywood", he added. He's banking on running up wide margins outside metro Atlanta and holding most of the GOP votes closer to the city.

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