As you might imagine, controversy hasn't found its way out of Georgia's 2018 race for the seat of governor.
The race to decide the next governor of Georgia is nearly dead even, with Republican candidate Brian Kemp holding a slim lead in the campaign's homestretch. She is a Yale-educated attorney who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature, including a stint as minority leader.
President Donald Trump disparaged Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, in ambiguous and unusually personal terms Thursday, warning that "her past" left her "not qualified to be the governor".
Winfrey again dismissed rumours that she intended on running for president in 2020, "I don't want to run, okay?"
In a direct call to women, Winfrey said it hasn't even been 100 years since women had the right to vote, and called for women to honor the legacy of those who fought for the right.
The vice president then joked, "I'm kind of a big deal, too".
Also rallying behind Ms Abrams is former president Barack Obama and Hollywood names such as Will Ferrel and Mark Ruffalo, who have all campaigned in the midterm elections runup. Winfrey headlined two rallies last week for Kemp's opponent, Stacey Abrams.
"Well, I think they would want them to vote, but not certainly not vote based on one's identity", Aubrey Shines said in a video message.
Mr Pence has criticised Ms Abrams for using Ms Winfrey during her campaign. "[She] has been down to Mar-A-Lago.until I ran for office we did very well. I'm not testing the waters", Winfrey said.
The Georgia gubernatorial race had already been fraught with a race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression. MPP gives Brian Kemp an F for failing the state's most vulnerable citizens. In 2013 he posted a photo on Instagram of he and his family with Winfrey, but the photo is labeled as occurring in her show's final week, when in fact it took place months earlier. "I'm here today to support a change-maker".
The admission comes after Trump condemned Oprah for her involvement in a 60 Minutes segment in which she interviewed both Trump voters and non-Trump voters. "Where others see a poor man's Aunt Jemima, I see someone white women can be tricked into voting for - especially the fat ones".