McGary Uses Rap Video To Reach Out To Younger Voters

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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:

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