Obama Campaigns for Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams

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The former president joined Oprah Winfrey in supporting Abrams, telling a capacity crowd at Atlanta's Morehouse College that voting for her is a way to choose a prosperous and generous vision of America.

Former President Barack Obama is urging Georgia voters to elect Stacey Abrams governor in Tuesday's midterms as a way to counter divisive politics.

Obama on Friday told a capacity crowd at the gymnasium of Atlanta's historically black Morehouse College that voting for Abrams is a way to choose a prosperous and generous vision of America.

Polls show Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in a tight race.

Atlanta was part of a two-stop day for the nation's first black president on behalf of potentially history-making candidates.

Abrams would be the first black woman to lead any American state. Earlier on Friday, Obama was in Florida for Andrew Gillum, who would be his state's first black governor.

Obama's swing comes two days ahead of President Donald Trump's stop in Georgia on Kemp's behalf.