At age 33, Andrae McGary, running for Tennessee’s State Senate District 10, said he "knows that there is a real political disconnect for many younger people - even those who are registered to vote."
He said, “They look at candidates like Mitt Romney, Bob Corker and my opponent (63-year-old Republican Todd Gardenhire), and they don’t see anything to relate to. I’m young, too - I can see why there is a divide,” Mr. McGary said.
So he said he has come up with an innovative outreach - a rap video that will also be used as part of his commercial advertising.
In it, the current Chattanooga city councilman "calls out politics as usual," saying, “It’s all a show…things change, but they all stay the same.”
“Who shot the American Dream?” he asks at one point in the 30-second video, now posted on YouTube and the McGary campaign Facebook page.
“Younger voters, those in the 18-to-40 demographic, may not have paid much attention to local races at this point,” said Mr. McGary. “But early voting starts tomorrow here in Tennessee, and I want to energize them and give them a reason to come out and vote.”
Link to the video: http://youtu.be/tv_vauSfcMQ