MACON, Ga. — Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is playing ignorant about a provocative flier invoking the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, to get black residents to the polls.
In recent days, a flier paid for by the Democratic Party of Georgia has generated a lot of media attention. It shows a photo of two children holding signs that read “Don’t Shoot.”
“If you want to prevent another Ferguson in their future…vote. It’s up to you to make change happen,” the mailer says.
The Daily Caller caught up with Nunn at a campaign event in downtown Macon on Wednesday and asked her to explain why another Ferguson could happen if her Republican opponent, David Perdue, was elected. Nunn disputed how TheDC characterized the flier, even though that’s exactly how the mailer reads.
Here’s a transcript:
TheDC: Just a question on that Ferguson flier. You said it merits a conversation. So… the Democratic Party thinks that if David Perdue was elected, that it would make it more likely a Ferguson would happen? Can you kind of explain that?
Nunn: That’s not — my understanding is what it said is that we need everybody to get out and vote and make sure that your voice is heard.
TheDC: It said “prevent another Ferguson.”
Nunn: It said make sure that you are represented and that you have your voice heard. And so that’s what I think that people need to do. That’s what I’ve been focused on the entire election — make sure that you are participating in our Democracy. I spent 26 years trying to engage volunteers in civic engagement and civic action. And I think there is nothing more important than having your vote counted. And that’s why I’m focused on and that’s what I’ve been talking about throughout Georgia.
On Tuesday, TheDC asked Perdue about the flier. “This is divisive. It’s inflammatory. It’s totally unnecessary. I’m very disappointed that my opponent, Michelle Nunn, has not denounced it,” he said.
Read TheDC later this week for more on the Georgia Senate race.
Here are screenshots of the Ferguson flier: