Associated Press Published 1:33 PM EDT Nov 1, 2018 Marietta, Ga. – In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week’s election. Abrams is locked in a tight race with Republican Brian Kemp as she tries to become the nation’s first black female governor. Winfrey praised her as a “change-maker” who represents the values of all Georgians. The entertainment icon, who rarely makes political endorsements, drew cheers when she said she’s a registered independent who was not in Georgia at anyone’s request. “I paid to come here myself, and I approved this message,” Winfrey said, explaining that she tracked down Abrams’ cell phone number and called her to say she wanted to offer assistance in the final days of the campaign. “I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things … [Read more...] about Oprah makes rare campaign appearance for Stacey Abrams
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Stacey Abrams already has Hollywood in her corner in her bid to be Georgia's new governor -- and now she's got one of its leading men canvassing for her ... Mr. Will Ferrell. Will was on the ground this weekend, going door-to-door for Abrams' Democratic campaign and encouraging people to vote early. He was definitely in good spirits about it too -- flashing a thumbs up with a clipboard in hand and a "Stacey Abrams for Governor" T on. Ferrell even gave his official pitch for Abrams in a video posted to the official Georgia Democrat Twitter account, telling young voters to turn out for issues that affected them. This definitely isn't the first sign of Tinseltown backing the GA governor hopeful. We broke the story ... Abrams has received tons of financial donations to her campaign from folks like John Legend, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith and more. If these photos of Will going to bat (and the doorbell) for Abrams is any indication ... we'd say she's got a real … [Read more...] about Will Ferrell Goes Door-to-Door for Georgia Governor Hopeful Stacey Abrams
EXCLUSIVE Stacey Abrams -- the Georgia gubernatorial candidate who is gunning to become the first female African American to win a state's highest office -- is getting enormous financial help from some of the richest and most famous celebrities in the country. By now you've probably seen ... Democrat Abrams is in a dead heat with Republican nominee Brian Kemp, and it's become the most-watched governor's race in the country. There are limits on the amount people can donate -- $6,600 -- but lots of celebs have dug deep to support Abrams. It's interesting, she's been critical of Donald Trump, but not as much as other candidates. She's focusing more on health care, gun control and criminal justice. As for the celeb support, check out what we've found ... - Denzel and Pauletta Washington - $6,600 - Jeffrey Katzenberg - $6,600 - Jada Pinkett Smith - $5,000 - Kandi Burruss - $5,000 - John Legend - $2,700 - Cynthia Nixon - $2,700 - Ben Affleck - … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams Banking on Legend, Washington, Streep to Be First Female Black Governor
Bill Barrow Associated Press Updated 3:20 p.m. UTC May 23, 2018 Atlanta – It was shaping up as a big night for women Tuesday as four states cast primary and runoff ballots, with Georgia Democrats taking the lead by giving Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history. Abrams already set historical marks with a primary victory making her the first black nominee and first female nominee for governor of either majority party in Georgia. Voters also picked nominees in Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas ahead of the November midterms. A closer look at key story lines: Georgia governor’s race Democrats were set to nominate a woman for governor either way, with Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans battling it out in a pitched primary fight. But the 44-year-old Abrams stood out in her bid to be the nation’s first black female governor. The Atlanta attorney and former state General Assembly leader also has been unabashed … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams wins Dem primary in Georgia gov race
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Eugene Scott May 22 at 7:00 AM Email the author Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in February. (Kevin D. Liles for The Washington Post) Anyone paying attention to politics knows that black women are the backbone of the Democratic Party electorate. This was obvious in 2016 when 94 percent of black women voted for Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton and comparable numbers continued to support the party in the local elections that followed. And … [Read more...] about Will Stacey Abrams and other black women candidates finally make the ‘backbone of the Democratic party’ its face?