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Celebrities heap praise on Stacey Abrams over Georgia runoffs

Celebrities are going gaga for Stacey Abrams, whose voter mobilization efforts in Georgia are credited with helping put Democrats within reach of a pair of Senate runoff election wins.

Many Hollywood figures heaped praise on Abrams, a former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, after Democrat Raphael Warnock was projected early Wednesday to have defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) in their Senate race.

Democrat Jon Ossoff also declared victory in his Senate runoff election against Republican David Perdue, whose term officially ended Sunday, although that race had not been called by The Associated Press as of Wednesday morning. A win in both of the elections by Democrats would give the party control of the upper chamber.

“Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo and Cher, two prominent Democratic supporters and critics of President Trump, were part of a chorus of performers lauding Abrams’s work in the Peach State.

Comedian Chelsea Handler and “Frozen” songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez suggested statues be erected in Abrams’s honor, and “West Wing” alum Richard Schiff floated making her “person of the year,” while actress Rosanna Arquette predicted the Fair Fight Action founder would be the recipient of the country’s highest civilian honor.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7’s” Michael Keaton, “Schitt’s Creek” star Dan Levy and singer Michelle Branch also lauded 47-year-old Abrams:

Tags celebrities David Perdue Donald Trump Fair Fight Action Georgia Senate runoffs Jon Ossoff Kelly Loeffler Raphael Warnock Stacey Abrams

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