Pence's Message To Oprah: 'I'm Kind Of A Big Deal Too'

Geneva Stokes
November 2, 2018

Both campaigns are bringing in the "big guns" (as one Peach State politico put it) in the final days of the campaign-Oprah Winfrey and Mike Pence are in Georgia Thursday to campaign for Abrams and Kemp, respectively.

Winfrey, who took the stage to booming applause, said she wanted to come to Georgia to support Abrams because she saw how Abrams is "handling herself" amid an onslaught of "haters". "I'm here today because of Stacey Abrams".

Winfrey sparked 2020 chatter earlier this year after her inspiring speech last January at the 2018 Golden Globes while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

"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 for the right for the right for the equality at the polls", Winfrey cried. "She's a great speaker, but I liked her better when she was giving away Toyotas and refrigerators", Ingraham said.

Winfrey told the crowd that anyone that chose not to vote is ignoring the challenges others had to face.

He speculated that Winfrey may feel a little "guilty" after she "sat on the sidelines" in 2016 and did not do much to help Hillary Clinton. "You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy".

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Mr Pence has criticised Ms Abrams for using Ms Winfrey during her campaign. He was there stumping on behalf of Georgia secretary of state and GOP candidate Brian Kemp.

"Brian Kemp's getting the support of all kinds of hard-working, good people all across Georgia, and Stacey Abrams is being bankrolled by Hollywood liberals", Pence said.

More than 1.5 million Georgians already have cast ballots. I don't want to run.

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

"I got a message for all of Stacy Abram's liberal Hollywood friends", he continued.

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