Fox host: Oprah is going to get Stacey Abrams elected

Fox News co-host Dagen McDowell said Thursday that Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail Winfrey'Gone With the Wind' is gone with the protests — so what's next? Minnesota health officials say graduation ceremony exposed people to coronavirus The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump threatens coronavirus funds for states easing voting MORE's campaign efforts for Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams are "going to get that woman elected," making Abrams the first black female governor in the country.

Winfrey, stumping for Abrams in Marietta, Ga., on Thursday, cheered "everybody gets a vote!" as rallygoers chanted along with her. A clip of the exchange was played heavily across cable news on Thursday.


“A lot of celebrities can raise money for you if you are running for political office. Oprah Winfrey has a spiritual connection with so much of this country, and it was built over years and years of doing that talk show," McDowell said on Fox's "Outnumbered."

"I said, when we were watching it, 'If that women can get folks to eat pizza with a cauliflower crust on it, she is going to get that woman elected the first black female governor.’ She took people to church," McDowell added.

Juan Williams, serving as a guest co-host on "Outnumbered" Thursday, said Winfrey is key in reaching white suburban voters who will play a significant role in deciding the midterm elections.

"I think what you are seeing here now is Democrats — especially in so many of these suburban House districts where Trump carried it, or it was close — are saying, ‘We are counting on those white suburban women this time, especially in the aftermath of all the trouble we have seen with the violence, to say we want a check on Trump,' " said Williams, who also serves as an opinion contributor for The Hill. "I think that’s what you are hearing from Oprah.”

Recent polls have shown Abrams and her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, in a dead heat, with Abrams leading by a single point.

In addition to speaking at an event boosting Abrams, Oprah is also knocking on doors for the candidate to encourage Georgians to vote.