Friday, 16 November, 2018

Stumping for Abrams, Oprah makes impassioned plea for turnout

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport Wednesday Oct. 31 2018 in Mansfield Ohio. Pence was in Ohio campaigning for fellow Republicans Watch: Battling for Attention Over Oprah Mike Pence Forced to Tell GOP Voters ‘I’m Kind of a Big Deal Too’
Glenn Montgomery | 02 November, 2018, 11:41

"I paid to come here myself, and I approved this message", Winfrey told the crowd in Marietta, Georgia, explaining that she was a registered Independent but wanted to show her support for a candidate that aligns with her values. "She cares about medicaid expansion, keeping families together", she said.

"I don't want to run, OK?"

In an apparent reference to the controversy, Winfrey said, "Every single one of us - every single one of us - has the same power at the polls, and every single one of us has something that, if done in numbers too big to tamper with" - she paused for resounding, prolonged applause by the audience - "cannot be suppressed and can not be denied".

Oprah Winfrey confirmed she won't be running for president in 2020 as she campaigned for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Thursday.

He did not have a negative comment for Winfrey.

"I heard Oprah is in town today". Pence is scheduled to appear with Republican nominee Brian Kemp at three rallies around the state.

"I think Brian's going to be a great governor of Georgia", Trump said.

Winfrey did not mention Pence who, in appearances same day, charged Abrams with being "bankrolled by Hollywood liberals" and derided Winfrey's presence as well as a recent campaign appearance for Abrams by Will Ferrell. "I am not trying to test any waters, don't want to go in those waters".

Mr Pence has criticised Ms Abrams for using Ms Winfrey during her campaign.

"I'd like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I'm kind of a big deal, too", said Pence, who is not from Georgia.

"I don't want to go in those waters!" "Canvassing for #StaceyAbramsforGovernor", Winfrey posted.

She highlighted the importance of positive messaging by candidates, and she encouraged all Americans to make their voices heard by voting on Tuesday. "Rather it lives and thrives in making sure that everybody is lifted by the community", Winfrey said.

"I absolutely am voting for her", Denise replied.

He declared that he had "a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: This ain't Hollywood".

"I do", the woman responds.

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