Kemp’s daughters appear in ad, saying he’ll keep his promises

Republican Brian Kemp’s three daughters have starring roles in a new campaign commercial that says Kemp will be a governor who keeps his promises.

The ad hit the Atlanta airwaves on Wednesday. It is funded by the Georgia Republican Party and approved by Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state and the Republican nominee in Tuesday’s election for governor.

The plot

The ad features Kemp’s daughters, Jarrett, Lucy and Porter, talking about lessons they’ve learned from their father.

“Dad always told us be true to your word,” Jarrett Kemp says in the opening scene.

Lucy Kemp follows, saying her father “always told us to be true to our word.”

The camera then pans to Porter Kemp, who is behind the wheel of a car.

“Dad taught me how to drive,” she says, pausing briefly before smiling and telling the audience, “we’re still working on it.”

Back to Jarrett Kemp, who says: “But most important, Dad taught us to always keep your promises.”

On growing jobs, expanding pre-kindergarten and keeping Georgia safe, “you know Dad’s going to come through,” Porter says.

The narrator then says: “Brian Kemp — Keep moving Georgia forward.”

The ad closes with Kemp telling Porter to keep her eyes on the road.

She says that’s another thing he says quite often.

The context

Kemp made a strategic move after defeating Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in the GOP primary runoff to step away from his image as a self-described gun-toting, politically incorrect conservative. He’s had a few kinder, gentler commercials featuring his wife and daughters.

Kemp has been closing out his race against Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic leader in the state House, with an economic message. He’s been crisscrossing conservative strongholds with Gov. Nathan Deal and other GOP leaders, and talking about the more than 700,000 jobs created over the past eight years.

The Republican has said he will protect funding for public and private pre-k and quality-rated child care facilities. He’s also vowed to reduce the waiting lists for pre-k by protecting lottery funding designated for the program.

Watch the ad.

Watch other ads in this hotly contested race.

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