Hollywood’s image machine along with billionaire George Soros have their sights set on somehow pushing Democrat Stacey Abrams into the Georgia governor’s mansion.
It is an impressive list of names. Legends of no less stature than Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, and Bryan Cranston have dug into their wallets to sway the Peach State’s voters away from incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
Their deep pockets are joined by those of billionaire radical leftist George Soros, who alone plunked down $1 million in March and added another $1.5 million last month to Abrams’ war chest.
The failed 2018 candidate’s supporting committee, One Georgia Inc., may legally accept unlimited piles of cash. A required public filing revealed that the group raised over $12 million in May and June alone. And the overwhelming majority flowed in from out of state.
The $2.5 million total came from Soros’ Democracy PAC II and was matched by another $2.5 million from Karla Jurvetson, an activist and sponsor of left-wing causes.
Abrams recently told Variety that she does not advocate the film industry pulling out of Georgia, where it has exponentially grown in recent years. She did call on the entertainment industry to be vocal, and Hollywood is heeding her wish.
However, that is a different tune that she sang just last month after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The gubernatorial candidate told CNN that companies should consider the “danger” that Kemp’s abortion laws are to women in the state.
Abrams angered many Georgians in 2021 with similarly vague hints about the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and the state’s new voting security laws. Shortly after the publication of her comments, MLB moved the event elsewhere.
Calling for boycotts without calling for boycotts is a technique the Abrams campaign is gaining experience in.
The roster of names and piles of cash pouring in from states not named Georgia is impressive, and it will pay for many avenues to spread her message. Whether the state goes the way that many who’ve never seen anything other than Atlanta want it to — that’s an unfinished script.