Oprah Winfrey endorsed Beto O’Rourke in his bid for governor of Texas ahead of Tuesday’s elections.
O’Rourke, who is running against Republican nominee Greg Abbott, tweeted Winfrey’s statement of support for her millions of followers on Sunday.
“There are clear choices out there, and some dynamic candidates working to represent the values we hold dear – the values of inclusion, the values of compassion and community that so many of us share,” she said. “in Texas, Beto O’Rourke,
O’Rourke has a big personality, with Harry StylesWillie Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Mark Ruffalo.
Beto previously ran against Republican Senator Ted Cruz in the 2018 elections. He eventually lost the race.
During a virtual town hall on November 3, Oprah offered her support to Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman, who is running against Dr. Mehmet Oz in midterm campaigns.
“If I lived in Pennsylvania, I would have already cast my vote for John Fetterman for a variety of reasons,” Winfrey said.
“If I were in North Carolina, Sister (Cherry) Beasley, and if I were in Florida, I would support Val Demings,” she said. “If I were in Wisconsin, it would be Mandela Barnes; in Nevada, Katherine Cortez Masto; and in Texas, Beto O’Rourke, and Raphael Warnock and the incredible Stacy Abrams in Georgia.”
Winfrey said, “There are clear choices and some dynamic candidates working to represent the values we hold dear. The values of inclusion, the values of compassion, and the community that so many of us share. Huh.”
Oprah is regarded as the person who started Dr. Oz’s career with several appearances on his talk shows. He then got his own show in 2009 through his Harpo Productions company.
Fetterman called Winfrey’s support an “honor and privilege”, adding that he is “a leader on many issues – fighting for our democracy, passing common-sense gun reform, and ensuring racial justice.” I am grateful for Oprah’s support and trust in issues that matter to people across the country and to the people of Pennsylvania as we close this campaign.”