Oprah to hit campaign trail for Stacey Abrams

Cheryl Sanders
November 3, 2018

Abrams hopes to make history on Election Day by becoming the first African-American female elected governor in USA history.

Abrams' campaign said she would appear with Winfrey in Cobb and DeKalb counties for a discussion on "the critical value of women in leadership and what is at stake for our communities in the election".

The entertainment icon, who rarely makes political endorsements, drew cheers when she said she's a registered independent who was not in Georgia at anyone's request.

Carter, an Abrams supporter and former Georgia governor, garnered significant attention already this week with a personal plea that Kemp resign as secretary of state, Georgia's chief elections official, to ensure public confidence in the results of what's expected to be a close race.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Abrams campaign revealed that Kemp had backed out of a debate scheduled for November 4, just two days before election day.

Winfrey, 64, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama before his 2008 White House run, and campaigned for the two-term president. "Just because Brian Kemp breaks his promises doesn't mean anyone else should", she said.

She added a note to the throng of media gathered for the event, urging against any reboot of recent speculation that she might run for president in 2020. "I think there has to be a conversation about how it's accomplished because we have to recognize that this is a national conversation".

In an interview on "The View" Tuesday morning, Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, called for AR-15 rifles to be banned. If elected, Abrams would be the first black woman elected governor in the United States.

"I appreciate your honesty, saying that you want to ban it", McCain shot back, repeating herself. Kemp is trying to prevent Democrats from establishing Georgia as a legitimate presidential battleground state. Goosing a GOP base that holds Trump and Pence in high regard is key to the approach.

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