WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Will Ferrell visits Georgia this week to campaign for Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial bid against Republican Brian Kemp.
- Photos show the comedian and his wife going door-to-door to support Abrams.
- “We’re gonna win by knocking on doors, all the doors,” Ferrell telling students at Kennesaw State University.
Georgia residents got a surprise last week when they find actor-comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member Will Ferrell knocking their doors to campaign for the state’s Democratic candidates.
The “Anchorman” actor and his wife, Viveca Paulin-Ferrell, went door to door to encourage residents of the Peach State to vote for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in the midterm elections.
In a video shared to Facebook Friday, Ferrell is seen armed with stickers at Kennesaw State University recruiting college students to volunteer for the campaign.
“We’re gonna win by knocking on doors, all the doors,” Ferrell telling students as heard in the video.
Ferrell has been known as an outspoken Democrat. He’d endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 presidential election before he shifts to support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The actor, whose upcoming movies include Holmes and Watson, appeared on an Atlanta radio show the same day. He was at “Frank and Wanda in the Morning,” wearing a “Stacey Abrams Governor” bat-shirt. Later in the day, he headed to an afternoon campaign stop at The Varsity in Atlanta.
Earlier this month, Viveca Paulin-Ferrell told The Hollywood Reporter about the couple’s decision to campaign for Abrams, who is locked in a heated race with Republican rival and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
“We keep asking ourselves, how can we help? What can we do locally being in California? Should we be knocking on doors? So we’re going to go knock on doors for Stacey Abrams. You never know in Hollywood if it helps or hurts, but we’re trying get out the vote and drive people to the polls.” Paulin-Ferrell said.
Source: Huff Post