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.
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.”