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'Vote your values': Oprah Winfrey campaigns for Stacey Abrams

02 November, 2018, 14:43 | Author: Ted Wilson
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Claiming that Abrams is "bankrolled by Hollywood liberals", he blasted Oprah Winfrey's appearance with the Democrat at a pair of town halls in metro Atlanta, as well as actor Will Ferrell's recent campaign appearance in Georgia.

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". "I'm here today because of Stacey Abrams".

The media mogul hit the campaign trail and went door-to-door to urge citizens to vote for Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic candidate for governor, on November 6. If elected, she would be the first black woman elected governor in the United States. This is Georgia. And Georgia wants a governor that's going to put Georgia values and Georgia first. He wields guns in his ads and lambastes Abrams as a tool of "socialists" and "billionaires" who "want to turn Georgia into California".

"I paid to come here myself, and I approved this message", Winfrey told the crowd in Marietta, Georgia, explaining that she was a registered Independent but wanted to show her support for a candidate that aligns with her values. I've earned the right to think for myself. I'm not trying to test any waters. "You are dishonoring your family", Winfrey said.

"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".

Abrams is running neck and neck with Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

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Pence was speaking at a campaign event for Republican Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp. "Well I'd like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I'm kind of a big deal, too".

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". Abrams' campaign has attracted support former President Barack Obama, who is rallying in the state on Friday. President Trump will appear with Kemp on Sunday.

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.

Winfrey did not mention Pence or the frequent GOP broadsides about "Hollywood" outsiders.

After Winfrey's speech, Abrams climbed the stage to join a discussion and was greeted by chants from the audience.

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