Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson is stumping for Democrat Jon Ossoff in next week’s Georgia House special election, with a new radio ad that references “Pulp Fiction.”
The ad focuses on President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE, urging voters to back a Democrat to be a check on Trump.
“Your vote goes a long way towards setting things right in this country. Vote for the Democratic Party. Stop Donald Trump, the man who encourages racial and religious discrimination and sexism,” Jackson says in the ad, which was created by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
“Remember what happened the last time people stayed home: we got stuck with Trump.”
Jackson calls on voters to “channel the great vengeance and furious anger” they have for Trump — referencing Ezekiel 25:17, the Bible passage his “Pulp Fiction” character recites multiple times in the film.
The ad, which does not mention Ossoff by name, will run on Atlanta-based urban contemporary stations starting Saturday until the Tuesday election.
Ossoff, a former Democratic congressional staffer, is looking to break 50 percent support in Tuesday’s election, in which he’s by far the leading Democrat in a field with a large number of Republicans.
If no candidate wins 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers face off in a runoff election in June.
The GOP has long had a tight grip on the seat, which Tom Price held until becoming Trump’s secretary of Health and Human Services. But Trump won the district by less than 2 points on Election Day, giving Democrats hope that they can flip the seat and earn a key win as they try to rally opposition to Trump.
The DCCC leads Ossoff’s paid field staff of more than 70 people.
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Republicans have ripped Ossoff as a Hollywood candidate for his support from celebrities as well as fundraising from outside the state.