Oh, this could be big.
Courtesy of Buzzfeed:
Oprah Winfrey, the Oscar-nominated self-made billionaire and media icon, is heading to Georgia to campaign for Stacey Abrams.
The star will join Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, on Thursday. If Abrams wins the race, she will be the first black woman governor in the history of the US.
Big names in Democratic politics are also rallying to help Abrams in the final stretch of the election: Winfrey’s visit comes just a day ahead of former president Barack Obama’s trip to Atlanta to campaign for Abrams and other Democrats on the ballot at the HBCU Morehouse College. Other senior Democrats who have campaigned in-state for Abrams include former vice president Joe Biden and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker.
Winfrey has rarely campaigned in-person with political candidates, but did so with Obama in 2008 (she endorsed Hillary Clinton in her presidential bid in 2016).
Winfrey will join Abrams on Thursday, Nov. 1, at two town hall conversations with constituents — in Cobb County and DeKalb County. She will also be knocking on doors, in these last few days of early voting in the state, encouraging eligible voters to cast their ballots for Abrams.
Oprah campaigning for you is not like just any other celebrity campaigning for you, Oprah gets shit done!
I give Oprah a lot of credit for raising Obama’s profile back in 2008, and I think she can do the same thing with Abrams.
Can you even imagine opening your door and seeing Oprah Winfrey on the other side asking you to support her candidate?
Georgia could most certainly be getting its very first black female governor in the next handful of days.