Kemp Denounces White Nationalist's 'Vile' Robocalls Targeting Abrams

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Interesting position, because local Republicans have, from time to time, touting a tax credit that has turned Georgia into a film-making force; the industry contributed an estimated $2.7 billion in direct spending in Georgia past year, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Speaking before the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Ms Winfrey urged voters to make history by backing Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams in next week's midterm elections. "She's a woman who dared believe she could change the state of Georgia".

"I don't want to run", Winfrey said at a rally in Georgia.

Sunny Hostin said she bought two chairs from Winfrey's studio, and that's when McCain blew her stack.

"These automated calls are being sent into homes just days before President Trump arrives, reminding voters exactly who is promoting a political climate that celebrates this kind of vile, poisonous thinking", said Abrams' spokeswoman Abigail Collazo. President Barack Obama is scheduled to campaign with Abrams on Friday in Atlanta, and Trump plans to travel to Macon on Sunday.

The prerecorded phone message features a voice impersonating Oprah Winfrey, who was in Georgia on Thursday stumping for Abrams, and contains racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric. "Like I said in that famous interview in 2013, white racists just have to die", the call concludes.

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In an apparent reference to the controversy, Winfrey said, "Every single one of us - every single one of us - has the same power at the polls, and every single one of us has something that, if done in numbers too big to tamper with" - she paused for resounding, prolonged applause by the audience - "cannot be suppressed and can not be denied".

Abrams is running on a campaign that includes Medicaid expansion, and "common-sense gun control", Winfrey noted. I'm not trying to test any waters.

A robocall apparently from a white supremacist group is injecting racism directly into the race, which has already been fraught with a race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression. "Nancy Pelosi coming out saying you guys have it in the bag, it's neck and neck with (Republican Brian) Kemp - be very careful".

'You got fans on both sides. "We know she's going to be the next governor", she said. Democrat Stacey Abrams, who serves as minority leader of the Georgia House, is not far behind with 47 percent support.

The billionaire added, "I wanted to do whatever I could to lend my support".