Samuel L. Jackson on Georgia vote: ‘Stop Donald Trump’

Samuel L. Jackson. AP file.

Democrats have turned to Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson to help get voter to rise up and flip Georgia’s 6th District on Tuesday.

In a radio ad that launches Saturday, Jackson calls on voters to back a Democrat to send a message to Donald Trump.

“Remember what happened the last time people stayed home: We got stuck with Trump,” he said.

The ad, funded by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, does not mention Jon Ossoff’s name. But it’s clearly aimed at helping his candidacy as he tries to secure a majority of the vote Tuesday in the 18-candidate field to avoid a costly runoff.

He’s found a ready ally in Jackson, a Morehouse College graduate whose booming voice also narrates Atlanta Falcons hype ads. In the radio ad, Jackson said a vote in the special election “goes a long way towards setting things right in this country.”

He adds: “Vote for the Democratic Party. Stop Donald Trump, the man who encourages racial and religious discrimination and sexism.”

Jackson is the latest celebrity to help Ossoff’s cause. Actors Alyssa Milano and Christopher Gorham offered to pick up voters casting early ballots for him. And a long list of other bold-faced names have donated to his campaign.

He also urges the district’s voters to “channel the great vengeance and furious anger” for the president, a reference to the Bible passage he invoked repeatedly in his famed role in “Pulp Fiction.”

The district has been in GOP hands for decades and returned Tom Price to Congress every two years with landslide victories. But Donald Trump’s struggles there – he carried it by less than 2 points – have given Democrats hope they can flip it.

And Ossoff, a 30-year-old former Congressional aide, has emerged as a rising Democratic star with an unprecedented $8.3 million fundraising haul.

Watch the ad here:

 

 

More recent AJC coverage of the Sixth District:

National implications push Georgia special election into spotlight

Nearly $14M in ads have flooded Georgia’s Sixth for special election

Ossoff pulls in record donations for Georgia special election

Georgia Democrats, Republicans seek lessons in tight Kansas race

With Ossoff at the gates, Republicans try to fortify Georgia’s Sixth

Ossoff fights ‘top-secret’ attacks in Georgia special election

Staff raids and social media hijinks: GOP infighting ramps up in Georgia Sixth

In the final week, Karen Handel becomes a target for GOP rivals

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140 comments
Lynda Riggins Leckie
Lynda Riggins Leckie

Samuel L. Jackson, you don't live in the sixth district of Georgia, you don't even live in the USA because you told us you are moving to another country if Trump won. Well, Trump won so when did you leave the country?

Robertbradford Bradford
Robertbradford Bradford

Stop the democrats. We need every republican congressman we can get. Vote republican tomorrow people! Get out and vote republicans\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8

Pat McCarty
Pat McCarty

One district ain't gonna stop Trump.

Chloecake
Chloecake

Find out if Jackson available to narrate the sentencing phase of the tRump presidency. 

Robert Randolph
Robert Randolph

I didn't know Trump was running in the 6th district.

Glenda Hunt
Glenda Hunt

For those who think Jackson has no qualifications to comment on politics because he is an actor, read his Wikipedia entry...

Nancy Simmons
Nancy Simmons

shut up you creep samuel l jackson---you have a lot of nerve!!!!!

Hal Kirven
Hal Kirven

It's to get mainscream media to reveal that Ossoff was Hank Johnson's aide..You remember Hank..the embarrassing Congressman that replaced Cynthia McKinley because of her embarrassing GA. Yeah, the Hank Johnson who knew Guam would tip over if we put all out military equipment on our base there

Randy Cannady
Randy Cannady

Another reason not to vote for Ossoff, Samuel Jackson not a good person, has made racist comments often...and a zebra never changes its stripes!

Marcia Brownlee Cantor
Marcia Brownlee Cantor

Have we really given these weirdos that kind of power? NOT. Go back to your commercials I don't watch and leave Georgia to Georgia.

Becca Ollis Bannister
Becca Ollis Bannister

Yep, we so need you to tell us how to vote Sam. Let us handle our state and maybe you can go clean up one of yours....

Tim Benton
Tim Benton

I thought he left with Woopie and Rosie?

Alton Russell
Alton Russell

vote Republican and help President Trump....my vote would go to Karen...

Mike Sterling
Mike Sterling

The middle class, hard working folks in GA don't need a Democrat working to increase taxes and chip away at their 2nd Amendment rights.

Janelle Juanita Edmondson
Janelle Juanita Edmondson

STOP S.L.JACKSON BY BOYCOTTING HIS MOVIES. YOU NEED TO STAY OUT OF POLITICS AND MAKE MOVIES..

Monsuer Volts
Monsuer Volts

I see nothing wrong with Jackson or any legal resident expressing their political views. Maybe you alt right mutherpluckers need to get ur azzs off the planet with your racist purist beliefs. #FakeAzzPresident Drumpf is going to bankrupt this country while he plays bigly bad golf.

Kenny Evans
Kenny Evans

Boycott his movies let's send him a clear message let trump do his job and trump will not try and make movies

Greg Murphy
Greg Murphy

If you have paid attention over the years, you know he is a racist.....

Steve Weston
Steve Weston

Sammy crawl back into the hole people call Hollywood! Citizens do not need Hollywood crack heads with little or no intelligence telling us how to vote!

Jerry A Fillingame
Jerry A Fillingame

Say Trump one more mutha fkn time, I dare you. I dbl fkn dare you myths fkR

Darlene Driskell
Darlene Driskell

He don't live here so he has no say so .we don't need another decorate in Congress to keep messing up this country .so vote Republican

Pearl Schakett
Pearl Schakett

If you live in the State of Georgia, you have a right to voice your opinion, if not, please keep your mouth closed.

Loave Todd
Loave Todd

Hollywood needs to stay out of politics.

Renne Mitchell
Renne Mitchell

No dems they are killing this country..they are not the dems that went back about 30 years ago.. don't know who they are today.. I will no longer vote for dems..

Norman Stroud
Norman Stroud

georgia citizens unless you want the gov to place you back under their control like they showed you with obama care you need to vote for your on rights

Louis W. Bowles Jr
Louis W. Bowles Jr

I hope all the Republicans get out and vote like there lives depends on it

Kristen W. Bright
Kristen W. Bright

Thank you Georgia for seeing through the Hollywood and media lies! Cheering you on from Louisiana!

Bob Miller
Bob Miller

Actors should stay out of politics.

Penny Mills Turner
Penny Mills Turner

Stay the hell out of our Georgia politics you Liberal Hollywood IDIOT.

Patsy DuPree Fausett
Patsy DuPree Fausett

Jump off a cliff idiot! I can't stand you . You are the most racist of all the racist. You are only an entertainer and not a good one!!!! Jon Ossoff is just a white Obama and we don't need him or YOU!!!!!

George Lo Greco Sr.
George Lo Greco Sr.

I thought you promised to leave the country....were you lying then or now