Oprah campaigns for Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor

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He said that Winfrey's comments about voter suppression, in particular, will resonate in a state where that has been a concern in the past.

"You get a vote!" Alaska governor Sarah Palin, not slowed by her loss on the GOP presidential ticket, campaigned for Chambliss and helped him win the runoff a few weeks later.

The Georgia governor's race is one of the most closely watched campaigns in the nation and is attracting top surrogates from both parties in the final days before the election. He hit the trail Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence.

Winfrey pointed out that she's an Independent, and she votes for her "values".

She added, "we see injustices, big and small, all around us every single day of our lives. I am here because I want you to remind others of the power". He ran ads calling himself a "politically incorrect conservative" and said things to demonstrate just that. I don't want to run! "I'm not trying to test any waters", she said.

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"She goes, 'I only back candidates that I feel inspired by and that are authentic.' And notice who she didn't campaign for is Hillary Clinton", Watters said.

"I'm here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed, for the right for the equality at the polls", Winfrey said. "I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain".

The Georgia gubernatorial race is close, with Kemp ahead by just 1.4 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average.

Oprah Winfrey has made a surprise appearance in Georgia, urging voters to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week's election.

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". Former talk show host Oprah Winfrey campaigned for Abrams on Thursday. For decades, the media mogul has defied conventions and amassed a rare kind of fandom that defies racial, cultural and class boundaries.

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

"I am an independent woman; I have earned the right to do exactly what I want to do when I want to do it. But I also think they're excited by the possibility it could work". "Canvassing for #StaceyAbramsforGovernor", Winfrey posted.

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".

As a black woman, Winfrey noted her kinship to two groups historically denied ballot access in the United States. "Do you have an early voting plan?"

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