Oprah: 'Not Trying to Test Any Waters' With Abrams Speeches

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Oprah Winfrey has lent her star power to the Georgia Democrat aiming to become America's first black female governor in the midterm elections next week.

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 want to tell you...no one paid for me to come here". "Like I head I heard Oprah is in town today".

"I am 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... and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain."

Mr Pence has criticised Ms Abrams for using Ms Winfrey during her campaign. Vice President Mike Pence is campaigning for Abrams' Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, at three events. For decades, the media mogul has defied conventions and amassed a rare kind of fandom that defies racial, cultural and class boundaries.

"I think Brian's going to be a great governor of Georgia", Trump said. I'm not trying to test any waters.

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Georgia, however, is home to a booming film industry, thanks to more than $1 billion in tax credits over the past decade, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"The woman that she's supporting is not qualified to be the governor of Georgia by any stretch of the imagination", Trump said. That's exactly where the polls and observers in Georgia see things going for Kemp and Abrams.

"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".

She highlighted the importance of positive messaging by candidates, and she encouraged all Americans to make their voices heard by voting on Tuesday. "Do you have an early voting plan?"

"And I've got a message for all of Stacey Abrams's liberal Hollywood friends: This ain't Hollywood", he added.