Hot on the heels of Oprah Winfrey stumping with Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence headed to Georgia on the same day to do some campaigning for President Trump’s endorsement for governor, Brian Kemp. The Inquisitr previously reported that media mogul Winfrey would be hosting two town hall meetings in Georgia with Stacey Abrams, and she even said that she may go door-to-door talking to voters about the reasons that they should vote for Abrams.
Oprah Winfrey’s involvement may up the ante for Abrams, who would become the first black female governor in the United States. After all, the former talk show host has previously used her celebrity clout in the successful campaign that saw America elect its first African-American president, Barack Obama. In response, the GOP has countered her strong presence in the election by sending the vice president to campaign in Georgia. The Republicans likely hope that Pence can stem the Democratic Party momentum which Winfrey brings to the election.
Vice President Pence is speaking at three events in conservative areas in Georgia, reports the AJC. Thursday’s events that he is campaigning at include an event at 11:30 a.m. in Dalton, and an appearance in Augusta at 2:30 p.m. Pence plans to end the day with a rally in Savannah at 5 p.m.
Vice President Pence has already created a stir during his speech in Dalton.
“I’d like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I’m kind of a big deal, too, and I’ve got a message for all of Stacey Abrams’ liberal Hollywood friends: This ain’t Hollywood. This is Georgia.”
Pence added the claim that Abrams’ campaign “is bankrolled by Hollywood liberals.”
The blasting of Will Ferrell by Pence comes in response to the comedian having campaigned for Abrams in Georgia.