Mike Pence compares himself to Oprah while stumping in Georgia

Posted November 04, 2018

Oprah Winfrey campaigned for Abrams earlier Thursday.

Winfrey shot down reports that she is planning to run for president.

In another incident, about 40 black seniors were ordered off a bus taking them from a senior center to early vote by county officials, who said they considered the trip improperly political. The talk-show host appeared at a rally Thursday in Marietta, Ga. This is Georgia. And Georgia wants a governor that's going to put Georgia values and Georgia first. If elected, Abrams would become the first black woman governor in US history.

"I have this to say to you, black people with ancestors who never had the chance", Oprah said at the event. "And to vote for myself", Winfrey said to cheers.

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Speculation that Winfrey may pursue a White House run against President Donald Trump has been swirling since January, when she delivered a powerful speech at the Golden Globes.

"You get a vote!"

"I want everybody to pay attention to this: They have literally been doing the opposite of what they are saying", Obama said, noting scores of GOP votes to repeal the law.

In a video posted by Abrams' Twitter page, Oprah recounts her time stumping in the Peach State.

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"Over the last few weeks we've seen increasing desperation from many dark corners trying to steal the election, cheat, lie, and prey on people's fears rather than having the respect to listen to voters and speak to their hopes", Collazo said.

Pence said he had a message for Abrams and her other celebrity friends - including Will Ferrell - who rallied for her in Georgia: "This ain't Hollywood!".

"I'll be going out this weekend in my home state of NY and I wanted to especially encourage all those in Georgia to show up for Stacey Abrams who's running for governor to better the lives of all Georgians", he said in a video post on Twitter.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development said there were 320 films and TV shows shot in the state previous year, generating an economic impact of $9.5 billion, including $2.7 billion in direct spending.

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According to the Associated Press, only a deputy registrar can verify proof of citizenship at a polling place, which the groups argued amounted to an undue burden.