Midterm elections 2018: Who is Stacey Abrams? Georgia politician backed by Oprah

Frederick Owens
November 7, 2018

Kemp is locked in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams, whom Carter has endorsed. "I mean, this is the South. People have been really wonderful and really optimistic about Stacey Abrams".

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.

After Oprah Winfrey made a campaign trip to Georgia on behalf of Abrams last week, participating in town halls and canvassing door-to-door, some voters received pre-recorded calls impersonating Winfrey that contained racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric, the Associated Press reported.

"I'm here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed ..." But after her speech, in a sit-down interview with Abrams - reminiscent of the 25-year television run of her daytime television show - she noted they were "just two women from MS".

"When you go to church on Sunday, tell people to go to the polls and vote", he said. It said it was paid for by The Road to Power, a group organized by Scott Rhodes of Idaho, who has been linked to several other racist robocalls including a recent effort in Florida, where the Democrat Andrew Gillum would become the first black governor in his state's history.

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Multiple polls show a statistical dead heat between Kemp and Abrams, with a low percentage of undecided voters remaining. With just days to go before the election, polls show it's nearly a dead heat between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp.

In a video posted by Abrams' Twitter page, Oprah recounts her time stumping in the Peach State.

The voice on the call impersonated Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire media titan who came to Georgia on Thursday to support Abrams. They don't help. Just ask Hillary Clinton.

Oprah surprised some Georgia residents after she went door knocking, saying it was her very first time canvassing for any political candidate and that she's optimistic about Abrams. MPP gives Brian Kemp an F for failing the state's most vulnerable citizens.

The pitches from Pence and Winfrey clearly fit Abrams' and Kemp's respective strategies. All of those demographics overlap with Winfrey's fan base, and she will hit them all with events in Republican-leaning Cobb County and heavily Democratic DeKalb County, both within miles of downtown Atlanta.

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