Pence's Message To Oprah: 'I'm Kind Of A Big Deal Too'

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"I'm here today because of Stacey Abrams". For both parties, the result of Georgia governor's race will be an indication of where this big, increasingly purple state goes in the coming years.

She touts her experience working with Republicans as a state legislative leader, but she doesn't back down on her promises to expand Medicaid insurance, prioritize public education and push for tighter gun restrictions. Kemp has since said the 53,000 Georgians would be able to vote in November. He wields guns in his ads and lambastes Abrams as a tool of "socialists" and "billionaires" who "want to turn Georgia into California".

"You are on the precipice of an historical election", she said, assuring them, "Nobody paid for me to come here; nobody even asked me to come here". But Winfrey had a message for those speculating that she may pursue a political bid of her own: She's not running.

To applause and laughter, the media titan continued that she was "not trying to test any waters".

"I am an independent woman; I have earned the right to do exactly what I want to do when I want to do it". In a video posted on her Instagram, Winfrey knocked on the red door of a brick house, and a woman named Denise came to the door.

He said that Winfrey's comments about voter suppression, in particular, will resonate in a state where that has been a concern in the past.

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

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John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights movement and the dance floor, provided some needed respite by getting down to the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams before a rally for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. "Well I'd like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I'm kind of a big deal, too".

The competing scenes - from the candidates, to the audiences, to the headliner guests - underscore the choice Georgia voters face Tuesday in one of the nation's premier midterm matchups. President Trump will appear with Kemp on Sunday.

Winfrey did not mention Pence or the frequent GOP broadsides about "Hollywood" outsiders.

After all, this is a man who won't eat dinner alone with a woman who isn't his wife, and won't attend events serving alcohol unless she is with him as well. There's something about her that's just magnetic.

Mr Pence has criticised Ms Abrams for using Ms Winfrey during her campaign.

The Republican Party has held Georgia's governor position since 2003.