ATLANTA - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey was in metro Atlanta on Thursday stumping for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
"Nobody paid for me to come here. Nobody asked for me to come here. I paid for myself and I approve this message," Winfrey told the crowd which packed into the Cobb Civic Center to see her.
Oprah is trying to help Abrams become the country's first black female governor.
"I called Stacey Abrams and I said 'Stacey, this is Oprah.' She said 'Girl let me pull over onto the side of the road,'" Oprah told the crowd.
But Oprah made it clear that it wasn't just about breaking barriers with her.
"You keep standing strong for the values that matter to me and the values that matter to Georgians all over this state," Oprah told Abrams during the rally.
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"Stacey Abram's values are in alignment with the consciousness in which our democracy has been founded. The very foundation of our democracy is to think about other people, to live a live in service to others," Oprah added.
But the most important message Oprah had for everyone was to get out to vote.
"Every single one of has the same power at the polls. And every single one of us has something that if done in numbers too big to tamper with cannot be suppressed and cannot be denied."
"For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn't have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote, wherever you are in this state, in this country, you are dishonoring your family. You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering, and their dreams when you don't vote," Oprah added.
Oprah described Abrams as dynamic, inspiring, bold and bodacious. She characterized her as a "Georgia warrior woman."
"We as women people need to stand united and vote our values, vote our conscious," Oprah said.
Winfrey is part of a series of high-profile figures marking the final days of Abrams' tight race with Republican Brian Kemp.
"When we all unite I know for sure a change is gonna come, so I'm here today to support a change maker," Oprah said.
Oprah and Abrams held a second town hall conversation in Decatur later that afternoon.
Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Abrams on Friday.
The race to be Georgia's next governor has been extremely close. In a recent poll conducted for FOX 5 Atlanta, Abrams had a slight lead of 0.9 percent over Kemp.