Ga Democrats Release Ad Attributing RGA Ad to Kemp Campaign While Refuting Claims

The Democratic Party of Georgia has released an ad defending Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams against claims they say Republican Brian Kemp made over her taxes owed to the IRS.

The ad titled ‘Hear from Me’ refutes claims that Abrams didn’t pay her taxes owed to the IRS. Abrams said she did ‘what was right’ for her family and helped pay for her father’s cancer treatments.

The ad shows an image of an ad run by and paid for by the Republican Governor’s Association, which can be seen in the ‘paid for by’ disclaimer, but claims during the voiceover for the photo that her “opponent”, referring to Kemp, is running an attack ad on her.

You can watch the ad run by the Republican Governors Association here.

From the press release sent by the Democrat Party of Georgia on Thursday:

Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia released “Hear from Me,” an ad that corrects the record on Democratic nominee for Governor and former House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams’ personal finances.

“When my father was diagnosed with cancer and money was tight, I knew that I could defer payment on my taxes, but not on his cancer treatments.  I made the right choice – the choice to fulfill my obligations to my family – and was able to get on an approved payment plan with the IRS,” said Leader Stacey Abrams. “I understand the tough choices working families must make when someone falls ill or finds themselves suddenly caring for a loved one. Under my leadership, Georgia will enact bold solutions to support small businesses, improve financial literacy, and help our workers earn more so that families like mine can have the freedom and opportunity to thrive.”  

You can watch the ad below.

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

This is why Republican strategists were telling Kemp and the RGA to avoid the taxes/debt line of attack.
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75% of Americans are in debt. The average American debt load – not including mortgage debt – is $37,000. About 10% of Americans have more than $100,000 in debt. You want to make a candidate seem relatable and in touch with the challenges average folks are facing… this is a good way to do it.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Relatable to people? I totally agree. Fathers relate to protecting their daughters. At any age but especially when the boys begin showing up! The Shotgun Ad is on par with the Margie Lott song of Paul Coverdell fame. “Let’s put Paul Coverdell in the Senate and put Wyche Fowler out…” Sing along, won’t you?!
I hope to see Kemp put his Shotgun Ad back on repeatedly this Fall! Ain’t a Real Georgian Father that won’t vote for him! Dukakis Daddies? Not so much…

bethebalance
bethebalance

The shotgun and Jake will most def be back. He may even get funnier.
For some.
And if he keeps the gun pointed in the right direction, this may actually be a tolerable campaign and race.

Pragmatic Progressive
Pragmatic Progressive

Why does Kemp want to be Governor? How is he going to govern? All I see is him smearing Abrams’s character. He has nothing to offer Georgia.

FreeDuck
FreeDuck

I follow Kemp on twitter and even if the ad in question was not run by him he is definitely making the same attacks and amplifying those of the Republican Governors Association. The fact that he’s not touting what he did as SOS, to me, is an acknowledgment that his tenure there was sloppy, at best, and does not recommend him for governor.