Posted on: October 21, 2022 Posted by: Annette Comments: 0
Oprah Winfrey Stacy Abrams

Democratic nominee for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams has been officially endorsed by media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey, 66, hosted a virtual campaign on Thursday night titled “A Thriving Life!” During the pre-recorded conversation between the two women, Winfrey said, “I’m wishing that the people of Georgia come out and make that a reality for you and the state of Georgia.”

Abrams, 49, narrowly lost the gubernatorial election to incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in 2018 by about 55,000 votes. “I didn’t win,” Abrams said. “People think I’m confused. I’m not, but I’ve gotten to spend the last four years doing the things I talked about.”

 

Abrams debated Kemp on Tuesday night during an hourlong event hosted by Atlanta Press Club, which also featured Libertarian Shane Hazel. Recent polls show Kemp slightly ahead of Abrams.

“The reason people are on my side is because I’m on the right side of history and on the right side of the issues, but we also know that polls are a snapshot,” she said. “The question is also who are they taking a picture of.”

 

Her platform includes expanding Medicaid, reversing the six-week abortion ban, investing in quality childcare and early education, improving affordable housing, enacting “common sense” gun control laws, increasing law enforcement’s pay, and developing small businesses.

Georgia’s election for governor is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, and early voting is now underway.

About Annette

Annette Johnson is the publisher and editor of HERS magazine. She has taught writing and editing at the collegiate level and is the author of several books, including a language arts textbook series.