Oprah campaigns for Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor

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"Don't want to go in those waters".

Winfrey sparked 2020 chatter earlier this year after her inspiring speech last January at the 2018 Golden Globes while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

The rally was the first of two the media magnate is holding for Abrams on Thursday in one of the nation's most closely watched gubernatorial races.

Abrams, who is attempting to become the first black female governor in USA history, then thanked Winfrey in a statement, reports ABC News.

Speculation that Winfrey may pursue a White House run against President Donald Trump has been swirling since January, when she delivered a powerful speech at the Golden Globes. "I want to make it very clear to all of the press, everybody, I am not here because I am making some grandstand because I'm thinking about running myself", she said.

She shared, "Georgia you've been on my mind and here's why". I've earned the right to think for myself. Winfrey continued, despite the woman's surprise. "You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy".

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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.

"It has been a really interesting experience because when you knock on a door, you don't know what people are going to do or say or how they're going to react", Ms Winfrey said in one of the videos.

Abrams is locked in a tight race with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

"I'd like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I'm kind of a big deal, too", Pence said, in an apparent reference to a line from Ferrell's hit 2004 film, "Anchorman".

"I said, when we were watching it, 'If that women can get folks to eat pizza with a cauliflower crust on it, she is going to get that woman elected the first black female governor.' She took people to church", the co-host added.