Floating Kim Hye-kyung and hitting Kim Kun-hee… Does ‘spouse favorability’ influence the presidential election?

Democratic Party to create atmosphere for ‘spouse confrontation’ in earnest
Lee’s wife, Kim Hye-kyung, expands her online activities and targets her former wife, Kim Gun-hee

Lee Jae-myung, wife of Democratic Party presidential candidate Kim Hye-kyung, is taking a commemorative photo with members of Mom Cafe at the Cultural Production Center in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, on the afternoon of the 20th. 2022.1.20/News 1

The Democratic Party of Korea is broadening the scope of activities for Kim Hye-kyung, wife of presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung. At the same time, the intention is to intensify the ‘spouse confrontation’ by violently assaulting Kim Kun-hee, the wife of presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol, who is the power of the people.

Apart from this candidate, Kim Hye-kyung, who has been touring all over the country, has recently expanded her activities to online. On the 21st, Kim Hye-kyung appeared as a narrator of a video to guarantee the right to life of street animals, such as stray cats. The video was published on various social network services (SNS) such as Lee’s Facebook. In a situation where the issue of animal cruelty emerged as an issue as a horse died while filming a scene in a recent KBS drama, it was a quick start to preoccupy the issue. Kim Hye-kyung is also strengthening her online activities, such as filming a Christmas carol music video with Lee at the end of last year. An official from Lee’s side explained, “The purpose is to take care of ‘soft issues’ that the candidate has not been able to take care of.

The Democratic Party is focusing its attacks on Kim Gun-hee every day on suspicion of manipulation of the Deutsche Motors stock price. Kang Seon-woo, spokesman for the Democratic Party’s Election Countermeasures Committee, pointed out, “It is only a matter of disclosing the details of stock transactions, but the intention of complicating it is questionable.” Then, spokesperson Kang said, “The transaction details of 2011 and 2012, when stock prices were in full swing, were omitted, and only some of the transactions in 2009 and 2010 were disclosed, and then they insisted that ‘they only came out at a loss’.” The situation in which a large amount of stocks were disposed of between 2010 and 2012 was raised through the Democratic Party’s current issue response task force,” he pointed out. The day before, former President Roh Moo-hyun’s son-in-law Kwak Sang-eon, spokesman for the election, said, “The situation is being revealed that Kim Geon-hee’s Cobana Contents office is called the ‘Seocho-dong Camp’ and has been making decisions on major issues such as Candidate Yun’s external activities and publicity.”

The Democratic Party’s strategy is based on the analysis that the spouse’s favorability has emerged as a variable that will influence the presidential election. A passport official said, “Kim Hye-kyung, who helps Lee in various fields, and Kim Kun-hee, who does not appear in public at all, will naturally affect voters’ votes.”

Reporter Dong-jun Heo [email protected]



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