Kemp’s first TV ad talks tough on illegal immigration
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1/7/18 - Atlanta - Sec. of State Brian Kemp was in attendance Sunday at the Wild Hog Supper, which kicked off this years General Assembly at the Georgia Freight Depot with Honorary Host Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. The event is a benefit for the Farm to Food Bank. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM
In the ad, Kemp also said he would enforce a state law that bans sanctuary cities. Though the meaning varies widely, it typically signals that the city won’t work with federal immigration authorities to hand over people in the country illegally.
With a “putting Georgians first” platform that echoes Trump’s America First motto, Kemp aims to rev up conservative voters in rural Georgia and last week ended a 50-stop bus tour that crisscrossed the state.
Neither of the two Democrats – former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and ex-state Rep. Stacey Evans – have launched TV ads yet. But a third-party group, PowerPAC Georgia, said last week it will spend $2.5 million to boost Abrams’ campaign.