Media executive, philanthropist and all-around legend Oprah Winfrey is joining Stacey Abrams in her campaign for governor of Georgia. "Oprah will share why she believes Stacey Abrams is the best candidate to represent all of Georgia".
Abrams would be the first black female governor in USA history.
Abrams' Republican rival, Brian Kemp, serves as Georgia secretary of state, a role in which he oversees state elections. Recently, former president and former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter campaigned with Abrams, where he made a personal plea to Kemp to resign his post as it is seen as a conflict of interest. Earlier this month, a coalition of state civil rights groups sued Kemp, accusing him of trying to depress minority voter turnout to improve his chances of winning.
Abrams, whose team accused Kemp of backing out of his commitment, issued a lengthy release Wednesday night rejecting the late schedule change.
The race has garnered national attention over claims that Kemp is suppressing voter access- putting 53,000 registrations mostly from black voters on hold and saying (in leaked audio) that he's "concerned" about Abrams's get-out-the-vote efforts.
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Kemp wields guns in his ads and lambasts Abrams as a tool of "socialists" and "billionaires" who "want to turn Georgia into California".
"I appreciate your honesty that you want to ban it", McCain said again. She doesn't have the daily talk show she had when Obama ran and she is more known for acting nowadays. The candidate has a chance to become the first black woman to be governor of a state.
Then 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.
The pitches from Pence and Winfrey clearly fit Abrams' and Kemp's respective strategies.
Pence is scheduled to appear with Republican nominee Brian Kemp at three rallies around the state. This year, both she and Obama will rally for Abrams, who says she is "honored" to have the support.