Oprah Shocks Georgians While Canvasing for Stacey Abrams

Oprah Winfrey makes rare campaign appearance for Stacey Abrams

Oprah Stumps For Stacey Abrams In Georgia, Ignores Mike Pence’s “This Ain’t Hollywood” Nattering Nearby

Winfrey - who sparked speculation about her own political future earlier this year - also said she wasn't considering a run for political office. "I'm not here because I'm making some grandstand because I'm thinking of running myself. That state will be in big, big trouble very quickly, and the people of Georgia don't want that". "Nobody paid for me to come here, nobody even asked me to come here. I am not trying to test any water, don't want to go in those waters". If elected, Abrams would become the first African-American woman governor of a state.

Sunny Hostin said she bought two chairs from Winfrey's studio, and that's when McCain blew her stack. Bill Nelson and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, two days after President Trump visited the state to stump for their Republican opponents. "This is the South. People have been really wonderful and really optimistic about Stacey Abrams".

Both Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp are speaking out against "vile" robocalls from an Idaho white nationalist targeting the Democratic nominee for Georgia governor.

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".

Female voters said they prefer Abrams 53.4 percent to 38.9 percent, while male voters said they prefer Kemp 54.5 percent to 40.5 percent. In 2008, she campaigned for former US President Barack Obama as well Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Trump is set to appear Thursday night in Columbia, home of the state's largest university.

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

She encouraged women of all races - "sisters ... not just 'sistahs,"' she joked - to remember that they would have been "just a piece of property" with no ballot barely a century ago.

Winfrey surprised local Georgia residents by knocking on their doors and canvassing. He then blasted Abrams' policy pitches on health care and education.

Republicans in Georgia, including Kemp, have pushed for strict voter ID laws, citizenship checks and aggressive voter roll maintenance in the name of protecting elections against fraud and noncitizens voting. Can you imagine having your doorbell ring and finding her on the other side?

Winfrey and Abrams greet a crowd gathered for a town hall conversation in Marietta, Ga.

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