Oprah will knock doors in Georgia for Stacey Abrams as Democrat bids to become nation’s first female black governor
- Oprah Winfrey is to campaign in Georgia for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in a massive injection of star power
- The chat show billionaire will appear with Abrams and knock doors for her campaign to become first ever black female governor
- Democrats are throwing huge resources at closely-fought race between Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, with Obama due in Georgia Friday
Oprah Winfrey will campaign Thursday for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Abrams’ campaign confirmed that the billionaire media mogul will appear with Abrams, who is vying to become the country’s first black female governor. The Atlanta Voice and BuzzFeed News first reported Winfrey’s plans.
Winfrey is part of a caravan of high-profile figures marking the final days of Abrams’ tight race with Republican Brian Kemp.
Vice President Mike Pence has multiple stops scheduled with Kemp.
Former President Barack Obama will campaign Friday for Abrams, and President Donald Trump is slated to be in Georgia on Sunday.
Ultimate celebrity backing: Oprah Winfrey is to appear with Stacey Abrams and knock doors for her campaign in Georgia, where she is the Democratic candidate for governor
Tight race: Stacey Abrams is locked in a closely-fought battle with Republican opponent and Georgia Secretary of State – Brian Kemp. If she wins she would be the nation’s first black female govenor
Oprah will knock on doors, host two town halls – one in Marietta, and one in Decatur – and has formally endorsed Abrams.
Abrams told the Atlanta Voice: ‘Oprah Winfrey has inspired so many of us though the years with her unparalleled ability to form real connections and strengthen the bonds of family and community.’
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.’
The last time Oprah made such an endorsement was for Obama when he was running for president.