Oprah hits campaign trail in push for America's first black female governor

I'm not trying to test any waters.

That was a far cry from his reaction when President Donald Trump " s people played the song at a rally hours after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. This is Georgia. And Georgia wants a governor that's going to put Georgia values and Georgia first.

"For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn't have the right to vote, and you are choosing not to vote - wherever you are in this state, in this country - you are dishonoring your family", Winfrey said in Marietta, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb.

He declared that he had "a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: This ain't Hollywood". "Well I'd like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell: I'm kind of a big deal, too".

Winfrey will be joining Abrams on the campaign trail.

"I said, when we were watching it, 'If that women can get folks to eat pizza with a cauliflower crust on it, she is going to get that woman elected the first black female governor.' She took people to church", the co-host added. The former Georgia House of Representatives Minority Leader is in a hotly contested race against Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, and they are almost dead even in the polls.

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Oprah preemptively scolded the crowd of reporters witnessing her Georgia performance against making any speculation her appearance was in service of a run for the White House in 2020. "I don't want to run, OK?"

Armed with a clipboard, the 64-year-old media mogul posted video on Instagram Thursday of herself going to door to door to get out the vote just days before the midterm elections.

"I have earned the right to think for myself and to vote for myself".

Friday night, former president Barack Obama will speak at a rally at Morehouse College supporting Abrams. They don't help. Just ask Hillary Clinton. 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.

More than 1.5 million of the state's nearly 7 million registered voters have cast ballots already. She's so passionate about her candidacy that she's made a decision to go door to door to canvassing for Abrams.

"I am honoured 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".

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