Watch John Lewis Dance To 'Happy' At Stacey Abrams Campaign Event

Clay Curtis
November 3, 2018

Abrams, who is attempting to become the first black female governor in US history, then thanked Winfrey in a statement, reports ABC News.

The bishop also said, "If you're going to address people based on their color only, I think it's pretty sad".

"I want to make it very clear to all of the press, everybody, I am not here because I am making some grandstand because I am thinking about running myself", she said.

As Winfrey was speaking, Vice President Mike Pence was in Dalton, about 70 miles north of Marietta, to add his support to Kemp.

Former President Barack Obama is in Georgia Friday evening to rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who is locked in a tight race with Republican Brian Kemp, capping off a day of campaign events for Democrats. "I'm not testing the waters", she said. "I will honor my commitments to the people of Georgia", she tweeted Wednesday.

Oprah Winfrey has been campaigning for Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams in her campaign for state governor. The campaign battle between Kemp, who is white, and Abrams, who is black, parallels a years' long political and legal fight between them over voting rights in the state.

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"I'd like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I'm kind of a big deal, too", said Pence, who is not from Georgia.

When a woman opens the door, she lets out an excited cry. 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.

"And I've got a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: This ain't Hollywood". They don't help. Just ask Hillary Clinton.

More than 1.5 million of the state's nearly seven million registered voters have cast ballots already.

Videos uploaded to Ms Winfrey's and Ms Abrams' social media showed the television personality knocking on doors canvassing for the hopeful governor.

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

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