Viola Davis urges South Carolinians to vote in new Harrison ad

Viola Davis used her voice to magnify a new voter campaign for Jaime Harrison encouraging South Carolina residents to hit the polls.

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A new campaign ad announced from Jaime Harrison,  Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is voiced by South Carolina native Viola Davis.

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The Academy-award winning actress does not physically appear in the one-minute video however her easily recognizable voice provides empowering dialogue.  This ad is an example of Harrison’s movement to have leadership that shares the values of the Palmetto State.

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Actress Viola Davis attends the premiere of “Ender’s Game” presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Audi)

“I was born to a family of farmers in a one-room house in St. Matthews, South Carolina,” Davis said in a provided press release.

“My grandfather was a sharecropper, my father was a horse trainer, and my mother was a maid and factory worker. We didn’t have much, but I was taught to believe with hard work, strong values, and the opportunity to succeed, you can do anything. That’s why I’m supporting Jaime Harrison. He knows what it’s like to scrape the last penny you’ve got to pay the bills. He’s fought to bring jobs and resources back to our home, and I know that he’ll restore hope to South Carolina.

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The video ad, titled ‘Inspire,’ showcases different people native to South Carolina as Davis speaks to what residents deserve.

“Something’s happening in South Carolina: Hope that things can get better, faith that we can elect leaders who put country before parties. belief, that elections shouldn’t be about right verses left but right verse wrong,” she said to set the tone for the campaign.

“I’m running for U.S. Senate on the values instilled in me from the hardworking community of Orangeburg: Faith, family, and community. South Carolinians are tired of Lindsey Graham’s partisan gamesmanship with his buddies in Washington. It’s time for leadership that puts the people of South Carolina before politics,” Harris said in a press release.

theGrio reported a $57 million fundraising effort made in the final quarter of his U.S. Senate campaign against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, the largest-ever by any Senate candidate during a single three-month period.

“While Lindsey Graham continues playing political games in Washington, Jaime Harrison is remaining laser-focused on the real issues impacting people here — like health care, broadband access, and Covid relief for businesses and families,” said Guy King, a spokesperson for Harrison’s campaign.

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