by Evie Fordham
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is pulling out all the stops, including two town halls with Oprah Winfrey, after a Tuesday poll showed she is in a “statistical dead heat” with Republican Brian Kemp.
The Tuesday FOX 5 poll shows Abrams at 48.1 percent and Kemp at 47.2 percent with a 3.9 percent margin of error. The poll was conducted Sunday and Monday and interviewed 623 Georgia voters.
Winfrey will campaign for Abrams at two town hall events in the Georgia towns of Marietta and Decatur Thursday, Abrams announced on Twitter Wednesday. Winfrey joins other celebs supporting Abrams, including rapper Common and actor Will Ferrell.
Voters can watch Winfrey and Abrams hold “a conversation on the critical value of women in leadership and what is at stake for our communities in the election,” Abrams’s campaign said in a press release.
Winfrey will also knock on doors in Georgia in an effort to get out the vote for Abrams, reported The Hill.
If you think you are too busy to volunteer for campaigns, Will Ferrell canvassed for Stacey Abrams this weekend. Some people have second jobs or bad health and can’t, but the rest of us have no excuse. pic.twitter.com/Uk3yNCeJhy
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) October 28, 2018
Abrams could become the first black American female governor in the U.S. if she beats Kemp, who is currently Georgia’s secretary of state.
Multiple public figures are stopping by Georgia ahead of Abrams and Kemp’s tight race.
President Donald Trump will host a rally with Kemp in Macon Sunday, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Vice President Mike Pence will appear with Kemp Thursday, and former President Barack Obama will appear with Abrams at a get-out-the-vote rally in Atlanta Friday, reported The Hill.
RealClear Politics shows Kemp ahead by the statistically insignificant amount of 1.4 points in its poll average.
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