Oprah, Pence visiting Georgia in deadlocked governor's race

Oprah Winfrey surprised voters in Atlanta as she knocked on their doors

The call begins, "This is the magical negro, Oprah Winfrey, asking you to make my fellow negress, Stacey Abrams, the governor of Georgia".

"I want to make it very clear to all of the press, everybody, I am not here because I am making some grandstand because I am thinking about running myself", she said.

Abrams would be the first black female governor in USA history.

She touts her experience working with Republicans as a state legislative leader, but she doesn't back down on her promises to expand Medicaid insurance, prioritize public education and push for tighter gun restrictions. She attributed the racist attack to Kemp and President Donald Trump's rhetoric. It goes on to compare the gubernatorial candidate to a "poor man's Aunt Jemimah" who "white women can be tricked into voting for, especially the fat ones".

"I am an independent woman; I have earned the right to do exactly what I want to do when I want to do it". "I think if anything if just annoys people and it turns them off". "I'm not testing the waters".

She said: "I paid to come here myself, and I approved this message". I'm not trying to test any waters.

"The explosive 11th hour development Sunday intensified calls for Kemp to step aside as the state's top election official even as he runs for Georgia's top political post", the Atlanta Journal-Constitution stated."Throughout the campaign he has refused to do so". Pence said Abrams is being bankrolled by Hollywood liberals, referring to Winfrey and actor Will Ferrell.

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Mike Pence, who was in town to stump for Kemp said, "I heard Oprah was in town today and I heard Will Ferrell was going door-to-door the other day. This is the South. People have been really wonderful and really optimistic about Stacey Abrams".

Polls suggest Abrams and Kemp are deadlocked in one of the hottest matchups of the midterm elections.

Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Abrams tomorrow. President Trump will appear with Kemp on Sunday.

The Georgia gubernatorial race had already been fraught with a race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression.

"This ain't Hollywood!" said Pence Thursday at a rally in Savannah. 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". They don't help. Just ask Hillary Clinton.

Videos uploaded to Ms Winfrey's and Ms Abrams' social media showed the television personality knocking on doors canvassing for the hopeful governor.

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