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Conservative PAC makes local WS ad buy re-hashing All-Star move out of Atlanta

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp called it “poetic justice” that the Braves are playing in the World Series after the All-Star Game was movedGetty images

Conservative PAC Heritage Action is launching a “new six-figure ad buy to air in Georgia and D.C. during Game 3 of the World Series” on Friday night thanking Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for the state’s voting law and “slamming MLB executives for their opposition to it," according to Rachael Bade of POLITICO. MLB in April decided to move this past summer's All-Star Game from the Atlanta's Truist Park to Denver’s Coors Field “in protest” of the law (POLITICO.com, 10/29). Meanwhile, Kemp called it “poetic justice” that the Braves are playing in the World Series after the All-Star Game was moved. Following the Braves winning the NLCS last weekend, Kemp tweeted, “while Stacey Abrams and the MLB stole the All-Star game from hardworking Georgians, the Braves earned their trip to the World Series this season and are bringing it home to Georgia.” He later “defended the tweet" saying that he believed MLB "made the wrong decision to move the All-Star game to Colorado, and that it hurt small businesses around metro Atlanta which lost expected revenue” (WSBTV.com, 10/26).

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