Pence's Message To Oprah: 'I'm Kind Of A Big Deal Too'

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport Wednesday Oct. 31 2018 in Mansfield Ohio. Pence was in Ohio campaigning for fellow Republicans

Watch: Battling for Attention Over Oprah Mike Pence Forced to Tell GOP Voters ‘I’m Kind of a Big Deal Too’

The rally was the first of two the media magnate is holding for Abrams on Thursday in one of the nation's most closely watched gubernatorial races.

Oprah Winfrey made it clear when she was in Georgia on Thursday to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams that she was not there to lay the groundwork for a presidential bid of her own.

And in a nod to the allegations of voter suppression that have marked the gubernatorial race, Winfrey told the crowd that "every single one of us has something that, if done in numbers too big to tamper with, can not be suppressed and can not be denied". Winfrey continued, despite the woman's surprise.

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Noting that he heard Winfrey was in the Peach State, Pence said, "I got a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: this ain't Hollywood".

"I heard Oprah's in town today", Pence said.

"The woman that she's supporting is not qualified to be the governor of Georgia by any stretch of the imagination", Trump said.

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In another video, Winfrey said, "It's my very first time ever canvassing for anybody, and it has been a really interesting experience because when you knock on a door, you don't know what people are going to do or say or how they're going to react".

Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Abrams tomorrow.

Winfrey sparked 2020 chatter earlier this year after her inspiring speech last January at the 2018 Golden Globes while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award. There's something about her that's just magnetic.

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Kemp is trying to extend the Republican domination in Georgia, which hasn't elected a Democrat as governor since 1998. Goosing a GOP base that holds Trump and Pence in high regard is key to the approach. With Metz consistently pulling down just a couple of points of support, no poll of the race so far has either Kemp nor Abrams breaking 50 percent.

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