2018 Midterms: Oprah campaigning for Stacey Abrams in Georgia

Oprah Winfrey will campaign for Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams.
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Oprah Winfrey will campaign for Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams.

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Oprah Winfrey will be in Georgia Thursday to stump for Democrat Stacey Abrams in what could be the final week of the state's race for governor.

It looks like the billionaire talk show icon will be targeting the votes of suburban women and African-Americans, the two demographic caches that Abrams needs to survive next Tuesday.

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The Abrams campaign confirmed the news to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday. A pair of town hall conversations have been scheduled, one for 2 p.m. at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta, Georgia, and one at 3 p.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur, Georgia. Tickets for each are no longer available.

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A good portion of Cobb County is in the Sixth District, where Democrat Lucy McBath is challenging GOP incumbent Karen Handel for a congressional seat. DeKalb County represents the most African-American votes in the state.

Related: 2018 Midterms: Who is Stacey Abrams, candidate for Georgia governor?

Oprah will be stealing at least part of the limelight from Vice President Mike Pence, who will be spending much of Thursday with Republican Brian Kemp on a trek through rural Georgia.

Former President Barack Obama will be on the Morehouse College campus in Atlanta for Abrams on Friday, while President Donald Trump will make a Sunday stop in Macon, Georgia, for Kemp.

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