DeRay McKesson Releases Mayoral Campaign Ad, 'Love is the Why'

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The Black Lives Matter activist enlisted the help of his father Calvin in his first advertistment for Baltimore Mayor ad. 

DeRay McKesson has released his first campaign ad after filing for a mayoral bid just moments before the deadline was to pass.

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The Baltimore native and Black Lives Matter activist shared the video on Twitter Saturday morning.

Meet Calvin, my father.

I'm running to be the 50th Mayor of Baltimore.
Together, we will win.

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In the first of his advertisements, DeRay's father Calvin reveals his son's passion for activism and helping others makes him the ideal candidate to become the Maryland city's 50th mayor. 

"DeRay will have a very positive impact on this race because he will change the status quo," the elder McKesson said. "Politicians make promises. We don't need promises anymore we need action." 

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