(PoliticalLookout.com)- Kim Klacik, the African American Republican candidate for Maryland’s 7th District, released a follow-up to her hugely popular initial campaign video over the weekend. Klacik’s latest video follows the same format as her first, showing her walking around Baltimore and exposing the ruined buildings and dirty streets left behind by the Democrats.
In the first video – which wracked up millions more views on her Twitter profile than former first lady Michelle Obama’s DNC speech posted on the same platform – Klacik was seen walking around the city and drawing attention to the fact that Democrats have overseen the ruin of the city. She focused on the message that “black people don’t have to vote Democrat.”
“Democrats don’t want you to see this,” she said in her initial video, which has hundreds of thousands of engagements. “They’re scared that I’m exposing what life is like in Democrat run cities.”
Democrats don’t want you to see this.
They’re scared that I’m exposing what life is like in Democrat run cities.
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) August 17, 2020
In her latest video, Klacik employed incredible graphic artists and animators to visually represent how she wants to see Baltimore. The video shows buildings being rebuilt and crumbling parts of the city revitalized in a way that only a free market Republican could enact.
“Tens of millions of you have shared the struggle of black people in Baltimore,” she said. “You cared about our black lives more than our own leaders.”
Tens of millions of you have shared the struggle of black people in Baltimore. You cared about our black lives more than our own leaders.
They have done nothing for us.
Now they can’t hide.
We are the change.
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) September 20, 2020
At the end of the video, Klacik is joined by other women of color, all wearing GOP red, as she walked around the city.
The video is impressive and demonstrates a revitalized Republican campaign in the area, but Klacik faces an uphill battle.
In April 2020, Klacik ran for the seat and took 25.1% of the vote to Democratic nominee Kweisi Mfume’s 73.8%. It’s a Democrat safe seat, but with such a high profile campaign, it’s possible that Klacik could eat into the Democrats’ vote share and prepare for a win further down the line.