Monday, 19 November, 2018

Oprah doorknocks in support of possible first black female United States governor

Watch: Battling for Attention Over Oprah Mike Pence Forced to Tell GOP Voters ‘I’m Kind of a Big Deal Too’ Pence Knocks Abrams Over Celebrity Support: 'This Ain't Hollywood, This Is Georgia'
Ray Hunter | 02 November, 2018, 11:42

Oprah Winfrey delivered an impassioned call to voters Thursday in a fiery stump speech in support of Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Polls suggest Abrams and Kemp are deadlocked in one of the hottest matchups of the midterm elections.

"Democracy is not just about our individual rights and concerns and our individual protections", Winfrey said, "but rather it lives and thrives in making sure that everybody is lifted by the community".

Noting that he heard Winfrey was in the Peach State, Pence said, "I got a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: this ain't Hollywood".

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I am devastated by another heartbreaking loss of life and my thoughts are with the students and families who have been affected. We do not have metal detectors in our schools. "We hear the bell ring and I see two kids are wrestling", said Lane McNary .

Asked whether she is planning on voting for Abrams, the woman said yes - and that she has an early voting plan. She faces Republican Brian Kemp, who was appearing with Vice President Mike Pence at a trio of events in the state Thursday. "This is really going to make [Abrams], I think, the next governor of the state of Georgia".

"I'm here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter". But Kemp's campaign said President Trump's schedule takes precedence. Her path to victory, as the campaign sees it, comes through activating voters who might have sat out past elections or never before cast a ballot while - at the same time, with the same message - appealing to political moderates, especially those tied into Atlanta's booming economy.

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

The pitches from Pence and Winfrey clearly fit Abrams' and Kemp's respective strategies. Goosing a GOP base that holds Trump and Pence in high regard is key to the approach. She's so passionate about her candidacy that she's made a decision to go door to door to canvassing for Abrams.

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