Oprah coming to Atlanta to aid in Abrams campaign

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As part of the last-ditch effort to get out the Democratic vote and turn Georgia blue, television star and media mogul Oprah Winfrey plans to do some door-knocking for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Abrams is locked in a tight race with Republican Brian Kemp as she tries to become the nation's first black female governor.

The Abrams' campaign says her schedule is booked until Tuesday's election, but that she'll replace the debate with some kind of public Q&A with voters.

Vice President Mike Pence has multiple stops scheduled with Kemp on Thursday.

Former President Barack Obama committed his support to Abrams last week and will be headlining a rally at Moorehouse College this Friday. There's a possibility of a December runoff, given that Libertarian Ted Metz also is on the ballot and Georgia's requirement that the victor garner a majority of the votes. She and Kemp held one previous debate during the campaign.

Though sometimes mentioned as a 2020 presidential candidate, Winfrey has demurred on her intentions.

"I don't want to run, OK?"

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp talks to voters during a rally in Augusta, Ga., July 23, 2018. "I'm not testing the waters", she said.

"I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter", Winfrey told a cheering crowd at a Cobb County town hall, citing Abrams' stance on environmental protection, healthcare and gun control.

As a black woman, Winfrey noted her kinship to two groups historically denied ballot access in the United States.

Georgia is a pro-gun state, ranking ninth in Guns and Ammo's best states for gun owners, but it is still unclear how Abrams' views could impact her election chances.

Abrams is looking to maximize turnout among nonwhites, liberal urban whites and just enough whites everywhere else, including a smattering of moderates and suburban Republicans who are disenchanted with Trump - a considerable overlap with the fan base that propelled Winfrey to her billionaire icon status.

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