The Georgia gubernatorial race is one of the most closely watched in the country — and it’s also one of the starriest. Celebrities have been turning out in a big way to boost Democrat Stacey Abrams in her bid to become the first African American governor of Georgia.
Media queen Oprah Winfrey, who is campaigning with the candidate Thursday, joining her at two town halls and knocking on doors as the tight race enters its final days, is just the latest boldfacer to make the rounds in the Peach State.
Would-be voters in Georgia might be used to having celebrities show up at their homes by now: “Creed” and “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan has been making the rounds, encouraging African Americans to go to the polls, and comedian Will Ferrell did some door-to-door campaigning for Abrams.
Actor Mark Ruffalo has been campaigning for Democrats throughout the country but has taken a special interest in the Georgia race. “I’ll be going out this weekend in my home state of New York,” he said in a video posted Thursday urging people to volunteer to help turn out the vote. “But I want to especially encourage all those in Georgia to show up for Stacey Abrams, who is running for governor to better the lives of all Georgians.”