Oprah Winfrey to campaign with Stacey Abrams in Georgia

By By Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News

Oprah Winfrey is lending her support to Stacey Abrams, the Georgia candidate seeking to become the first black female governor in America.

The media mogul will campaign alongside the Democratic candidate in multiple counties in Georgia on Thursday, Abrams’ team announced.

Winfrey and Abrams are scheduled to take part in a pair of discussions Thursday regarding the “critical value of women in leadership,” according to Abrams’ campaign website, with the conversations set to take place in Cobb County and DeKalb County.

Abrams is running against Republican candidate Brian Kemp in the Georgia gubernatorial election, which takes place on Nov. 6.

A new poll released Tuesday, which was carried out on behalf of Atlanta’s Fox affiliate, shows Abrams currently leading Kemp at 48.1% of voters to 47.2%.

Oprah isn’t the only high-profile figure set to support Abrams ahead of next week’s election. Former president Barack Obama will campaign for her on Friday.

President Trump, meanwhile, is set to appear in Georgia on Sunday. He has endorsed Kemp in the governor race. Vice President Mike Pence will campaign alongside Kemp on Thursday in Georgia as well.

This article provided by NewsEdge.