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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Oprah Winfrey to endorse Stacey Abrams today via virtual meeting

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Oprah Winfrey to endorse Stacey Abrams today. (Read More Here).

Oprah Winfrey will campaign for Stacey Abrams on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile surrogate working to boost the Democrat’s campaign.

The event, titled “Oprah Winfrey and Stacey Abrams Present: A Thriving Life,” will be virtual and touch on topics including education, health care, housing and living wages.

Abrams is relying on elements of the same playbook she did during her 2018 campaign for governor, when Winfrey and former President Barack Obama revved up supporters in the final weeks of the race.

First lady Jill Biden spoke Friday at a private fundraiser for Abrams. Obama is scheduled to return for an in-person event with Abrams and other Democrats on Oct. 28.

Abrams’ camp hopes Obama and Winfrey can specifically energize Black voters, the party’s most reliable supporters. Recent polls show Abrams lags behind U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, the state’s first Black senator, among African American voters.

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Winfrey may be the biggest celebrity to join the campaign trail — even if just virtually — this cycle. But she’s part of a trend. In the past week alone, Abrams’ campaign highlighted that the entertainer Common canvassed with her supporters. And she held a concert Sunday in downtown Atlanta with singer-songwriters Lucy Dacus and Joy Oladokun that was aimed at younger voters.

And Warnock‘s campaign announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda, the famed playwright and performer, will speak at a Wednesday evening event geared at Latino voters.

Although Republicans regularly critique Abrams for relying on star power, top GOP candidates have also relied on famous names. A string of notable political figures and potential 2024 presidential candidates have stumped for Gov. Brian Kemp and U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker.

And Warnock‘s campaign announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda, the famed playwright and performer, will speak at a Wednesday evening event geared at Latino voters.

Although Republicans regularly critique Abrams for relying on star power, top GOP candidates have also relied on famous names. A string of notable political figures and potential 2024 presidential candidates have stumped for Gov. Brian Kemp and U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker.

Winfrey will host a virtual event with the Democratic Georgia gubernatorial nominee titled "A Thriving Life!" on Thursday night. 

"I’m excited to join an extraordinary storyteller and my friend,@Oprah, for a conversation about this historic election, the #UnfinishedBusiness we have here in Georgia, and how we can write the next greatest chapter in our state's history," Abrams, 48, wrote on Twitter.

According to a promo for the event, the two "will discuss the importance of Stacey’s campaign for governor and her vision for One Georgia where everyone has access to education, healthcare, housing and the ability to earn a good living."

Abrams also shared a post to her Instagram Story to promote an Instagram Q & A session that she was holding with Whoopi Goldberg on Wednesday.

First Lady Jill Biden headlined a fundraiser for Abrams in Atlanta last Friday. Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to attend a campaign event to support Abrams, Senator Raphael Warnock and other Georgia Democrats on October 28.

In recent media appearances, Abrams has said that she never denied losing the election. During an appearance on Fox News Sunday last week, she told host Shannon Bream that she had acknowledged that Kemp was the victor in 2018.

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