A candidate looking to secure the democratic spot in the Georgia governor race has sparked criticism for what many people are calling a “tone-deaf” campaign ad.
Democrat Stacey Evans’ campaign video included clips from her visit to the Ebenezer Baptist Church on MLK Day. At the end of the 43-second clip, an image of Evans’ face slowly fades over a poster of Dr. King, juxtaposing the two faces.
The Evans campaign said her Democratic rival, ex-House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, is criticizing the video to “distort” the meaning behind the ad and Evans will “continue to seek the vote of every Georgian who wants to bring hope back to Georgia.”
“No matter how much others may seek division for political gain, we will remain focused on bringing Georgians together to win this election and accomplish those goals,” Evans’ campaign said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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