Pence Knocks Abrams Over Celebrity Support: 'This Ain't Hollywood, This Is Georgia'

Watch: Battling for Attention Over Oprah Mike Pence Forced to Tell GOP Voters ‘I’m Kind of a Big Deal Too’

Oprah Winfrey - one of the most prominent celebrities in the United States - is a big supporter of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Georgia. In 2008, incumbent GOP Senator Saxby Chambliss was forced into a runoff with Democratic challenger Jim Martin, who had been buoyed by an increased black turnout with Barack Obama at the top of the ticket.

"We have this incredible opportunity to make history", Winfrey told the capacity crowd "We have our inalienable right to vote because the one place where we are all equal, is at the polls".

"She goes, 'I only back candidates that I feel inspired by and that are authentic.' And notice who she didn't campaign for is Hillary Clinton", Watters said. "I paid for myself and I approve this message". "I am here because I want you to remind others of the power".

If Abrams wins next week, the former Georgia state House minority leader would become the country's first female African-American governor.

"I don't want to run, okay? I'm not trying to test any waters". "Don't want to go in those waters".

Noting that he heard Winfrey was in the Peach State, Pence said, "I got a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: this ain't Hollywood".

"I'm canvassing for Stacey Abrams", Winfrey says to a shocked Georgia resident who opened her front door to find the media mogul on her doorstep holding a clipboard.

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Winfrey pointed out that she's an Independent, and she votes for her "values".

He said that Winfrey's comments about voter suppression, in particular, will resonate in a state where that has been a concern in the past. Pence said Abrams is being bankrolled by Hollywood liberals, referring to Winfrey and actor Will Ferrell.

Abrams, who is attempting to become the first black female governor in USA history, then thanked Winfrey in a statement, reports ABC News.

The president was asked about Oprah Winfrey campaigning in Georgia.

More than 1.5 million Georgians already have cast ballots. 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".

Kemp, Georgia's secretary of state, has been challenged for his decision to freeze some 50,000 voter applications.

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