Oprah Winfrey Joins Popular Georgia Politician’s Campaign
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Candidate for Governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams gained a giant boost with the announcement that she will be joining Oprah Winfrey for a virtual campaign event titled “Oprah Winfrey and Stacey Abrams Present: Life Blossoms” taking place Thursday at 8:30 p.m. EDT. Winfrey is one of many high-profile celebrities who fell for Abrams during his previous 2018 run for the Georgia governor’s office.
“Excited to join storyteller extraordinaire and my friend, @Oprah, for a conversation about this historic election,” Abrams tweeted. This is Abrams’ second run against Republican incumbent Governor Brian Kemp. Winfrey joined Abrams on his 2018 campaign at a town hall meeting in Marietta Ga.
The virtual event, which is free for all, will include a face-to-face discussion between Winfrey and Abrams regarding his vision for “One Georgia,” in which all citizens of the state have equal access to the education, health care, housing and gainful employment. Those wishing to attend the event online can register on Abrams’ campaign website.
This is the third in a series of events featuring prominent Abrams supporters. First lady Jill Biden was a keynote speaker at an Atlanta fundraiser for Abrams last Friday. Whoopi Goldberg will host an Instagram Q&A with the contestant later tonight. Former President Barack Obama is also due to attend a major campaign event with Abrams and Sen. Raphael Warnock on Oct. 28.
The events all come on the heels of Abrams’ Monday night debates with Kemp and Libertarian candidate Shane Hazel. The challengers and the incumbent clashed on a variety of issues, with Kemp promising he would not seek new restrictions against birth control and abortion, putting him at odds with many Republican lawmakers nationwide.
According to Atlanta-based 11 Alive News, Abrams noted that since losing to Kemp in 2018, he’s delivered very little to Georgia audiences.
“He’s a governor who for the past four years has beaten his chest but delivered very little for most of Georgia. He’s weakened gun laws and flooded our streets with guns. He’s weakened… women’s rights, denied women’s access to reproductive care The most dangerous thing Georgia is facing is four more years of Brian Kemp We need a governor who actually understands mathematics and morality.
– Stacey Abrams
Voters will vote on the candidates on election day, Tuesday, November 8.