Oprah Winfrey to campaign for Stacey Abrams in Georgia
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is heading to Georgia to campaign for Stacey Abrams as she attempts to become the first black woman governor in the United States, according to a report Wednesday.
The self-made billionaire will hold two town halls on Thursday and knock on doors to encourage voters to come out for Abrams in the closing days of the midterm election, BuzzFeed News reported.
Winfrey’s visit to the Peach State comes just a day before former President Obama will campaign for Abrams and other Democrats during a rally at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Other high-profile Democrats, including formerVice President Joe Biden and Sens.
Elizabeth Warrenand Cory Booker, also have stumped for Abrams in the state.
“I am honored to have Oprah join me for uplifting and honest conversations with voters about the clear choice before us in this election and the boundless potential of Georgians,” Abrams said in a statement to BuzzFeed.
She is in a neck-and-neck battle with Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a race in which early voting has been marred by allegations of voter suppression that primarily affects blacks.
In a debate last week, Abrams accused Kemp, whose office oversees elections and who has held up 53,000 voter registration applications, of creating an “atmosphere of fear.”
Kemp dismissed her claims as a “farce” and said they’re “absolutely not true.”
The same day Winfrey,who rejected calls for her to mount a presidential run in 2020, stumps for Abrams, Vice President Pence will attend a number of rallies with Kemp.
President Trump, who has already endorsed Kemp, will travel to Macon on Sunday to campaign for him.