Oprah campaigns for Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor

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Winfrey called Abrams a "change-maker" who represents the values of all Georgians.

Vice President Mike Pence mocked the Hollywood liberals who were campaigning for the Democratic candidate in the Georgia gubernatorial race.

"I'm canvassing for Stacey Abrams", Winfrey says to a shocked Georgia resident who opened her front door to find the media mogul on her doorstep holding a clipboard.

She touts her experience working with Republicans as a state legislative leader, but she doesn't back down on her promises to expand Medicaid insurance, prioritize public education and push for tighter gun restrictions.

Both candidates have taken to describing the race as a battle for "the soul of our state".

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She dispelled rumors that she may be considering a presidential run herself and said she had simply chosen to come to the state to support Abrams. "I came for myself and I approve this message".

"I don't want to run, OK? I'm not trying to test any waters", she said.

"All of us may have been created equal, but if you're woke. you've got sense enough to know that everybody is not treated equally", she said. "This is really going to make [Abrams], I think, the next governor of the state of Georgia". Winfrey continued, despite the woman's surprise.

Pence supported Kemp's bid for Governor during the GOP primary runoff and attended a rally in Macon in July. Pence said Abrams is being bankrolled by Hollywood liberals, referring to Winfrey and actor Will Ferrell.

"I'd like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I'm kind of a big deal, too", Pence said, in an apparent reference to a line from Ferrell's hit 2004 film, "Anchorman".

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And in a nod to the allegations of voter suppression that have marked the gubernatorial race, Winfrey told the crowd that "every single one of us has something that, if done in numbers too big to tamper with, can not be suppressed and can not be denied".

Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Abrams tomorrow. President Trump will appear with Kemp on Sunday. 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.

Winfrey sparked 2020 chatter earlier this year after her inspiring speech last January at the 2018 Golden Globes while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

When a woman opens the door, she lets out an excited cry. She recalled generations of black Americans who faced "lynching. oppression. suppression", and declared that "their blood has seeped into my DNA" and forced her to the polls. There's something about her that's just magnetic. If elected, Abrams would become the first black woman governor in USA history. I was just sitting at home in California minding my own business but I could not stop thinking about what's going on down here.

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

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