Mike Pence Jibes Oprah Over Campaign Speech for Stacey Abrams: ‘I’m Kind of a Big Deal Too’

Vice President Mike Pence campaigns with Georgia Republican Brian Kemp in Dalton on Friday, Nov. 1, 2018.
Vice President Mike Pence campaigns with Georgia Republican Brian Kemp in Dalton on Friday, Nov. 1, 2018.

Vice President Mike Pence headed to Georgia on Thursday for a trio of events in conservative areas for Brian Kemp. Democrats countered with a visit by Oprah Winfrey, who appeared with Stacey Abrams for a pair of town hall meetings.

Vice President Mike Pence said a vote for Brian Kemp is tantamount to support for President Donald Trump, as he assailed Democrat Stacey Abrams and her high-profile supporters at a Thursday rally that attracted thousands in Dalton.

Claiming that Abrams is “bankrolled by Hollywood liberals,” he blasted Oprah Winfrey’s appearance with the Democrat at a pair of town halls in metro Atlanta, as well as actor Will Ferrell’s recent campaign appearance in Georgia.

“I’d like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I’m kind of a big deal, too,” said Pence. “And I’ve got a message for all of Stacey Abrams’ liberal Hollywood friends: This ain’t Hollywood. This is Georgia. And Georgia wants a governor that’s going to put Georgia values and Georgia first. And Brian Kemp is going to do just that.”

The barrage against Hollywood echoes a line of attack Republicans have employed throughout the campaign, but it also puts the state GOP in an uncomfortable position.

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SOURCE: Greg Bluestein and Tamar Hallerman
Atlants Journal-Constitution