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Georgia Dems Highlight Kemp's Controversial Primary Ad

The AFL-CIO launched a digital ad campaign backing Abrams.

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Madelaine Pisani
Oct. 19, 2018, 11:14 a.m.

“State Democrats are out with a new ad that accuses” Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) “of having a track record of acting ‘reckless,’ ‘unaccountable’ and ‘irresponsible.’ The Democratic Party of Georgia is paying for the ad, which began airing on television in metro Atlanta on Thursday and was approved by Kemp’s Democratic rival, former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

OUTSIDE GROUP. The AFL-CIO “is launching its largest-ever digital advertising campaign less than three weeks before Election Day … The effort … will reach 10 million voters across 15 states. ... A spokesman said the union was spending in the ‘high six-figures’ on the ad campaign, helping 27 House, Senate, and gubernatorial candidates. … One of the ads supporting … Abrams checks off the state lawmaker’s support of collective-bargaining rights, raising the minimum wage, and public education. The campaign will run through Election Day in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.” (McClatchy)

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