Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Oprah May Run for the Presidency

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Oprah May Run for the Presidency

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Byline: Andrew Buncombe The Independent

OPRAH Winfrey is said to be "actively considering" a run for the White House, after delivering a powerful and widely praised speech at the Golden Globes.

Moments after the 63-year-old entrepreneur and billionaire made the speech in Los Angeles - an address about confronting racial and gender inequality - social media lit up with hashtags declaring #Oprah2020.

At the event, Ms Winfrey said she had no plan to run for the White House. Yet her partner, Stedman Graham, told the LA Times: "It's up to the people. She would absolutely do it."

On Monday morning local time, CNN said the celebrity was "actively thinking" about a run, according to two of her close friends who requested anonymity. Some of her confidants had been privately urging her to run, the sources said.

CNN said its sources said the conversations with Ms Winfrey dated back several months.

One source emphasised the star had not made up her mind about running. …

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