Whoops! Mike Pence's Hollywood Slam Backfires In 'The Hollywood Of The South'

Charlene Craig
November 2, 2018

Oprah Winfrey made it clear when she was in Georgia on Thursday to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams that she was not there to lay the groundwork for a presidential bid of her own.

Winfrey also said she invited herself to campaign for Abrams, and had not been brought in by anybody but herself. "You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy".

The Republican Party has held Georgia's governor position since 2003.

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At a separate appearance with Kemp Thursday morning, Pence mocked Abrams for receiving support from Winfrey and actor Will Ferrell on the campaign trail, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. President Trump is rallying for Kemp on Sunday.

She added, "we see injustices, big and small, all around us every single day of our lives". "I think that's what you are hearing from Oprah".

The entertainment icon, who rarely makes political endorsements, drew cheers when she said she's a registered independent who was not in Georgia at anyone's request. I don't want to run. 'I'm not here to test any waters.

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"So I'm canvassing for Stacey Abrams", Winfrey said. "I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain".

As Winfrey stumped for Abrams in the state, Veep Mike Pence was nearby to deliver some of his very best insults to the talk-show host billionaire on behalf of Abrams' political opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

The pitches from Pence and Winfrey clearly fit Abrams' and Kemp's respective strategies. For decades, the media mogul has defied conventions and amassed a rare kind of fandom that defies racial, cultural and class boundaries. For both parties, the result of Georgia governor's race will be an indication of where this big, increasingly purple state goes in the coming years.

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More than 1.5 million of the state's nearly seven million registered voters have cast ballots already.

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