Kemp, Abrams Near Even in Race For Georgia Governor

Geneva Stokes
November 4, 2018

Mr. Kemp's Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams, on Sunday said the announcement was baseless and desperate.

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"Democracy is not just about our individual rights and concerns and our individual protections", Winfrey said, "but rather it lives and thrives in making sure that everybody is lifted by the community".

"I'm excited to be in a dead heat because we're going to turn out voters who never voted before", Abrams said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press".

Georgia gubernatorial candidates (L-R) Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp are shown in a debate that also included Libertarian Ted Metz at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Midtown October 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey have stumped for Abrams. "Well I'd like to remind Stacey Abrams and Oprah and Will Ferrell-I'm kind of a big deal too".

She chose to lend her celebrity, she said, after watching how Abrams "handles" herself "in the midst of the onslaught of hate and vitriol".

"In four days, we get to stand up on November 6, and we get to say this is who we are because we are Georgia", Abrams said during the rally.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp still leads the Secretary of State's office despite being a candidate for governor.

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Winfrey did not mention Pence or the frequent GOP broadsides about "Hollywood" outsiders.

Oprah also hosted two town halls with Abrams during her trip. Winfrey continued, despite the woman's surprise.

"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".

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

Note: Updated with statement from the Democratic Party of Georgia, and the reply from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Goosing a GOP base that holds Trump and Pence in high regard is key to the approach.

The robocall says it was paid for by The Road to Power, a group organized by Scott Rhodes of Idaho.

Winfrey addressed a crowd in Marietta, Georgia, on the same day and encouraged people to vote and to vote for Abrams for governor.

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