Children of Presidential Hopefuls Join Campaigns

Su Jin Jang, May 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m.


The children of most presidential candidates are rolling up their sleeves for a last push ahead of the presidential election next Tuesday, except for frontrunner Moon Jae-in's. Liberty Korea Party candidate Hong Joon-pyo's eldest son Jung-seok (36) was out campaigning in a red party jacket and dancing at a rally at COEX in Seoul on April 30. The jacket was emblazoned with the words "Hong Joon-pyo's eldest son."

Hong junior is taking days off or using weekends to show his support for his father. The candidate's second son, Hong Jung-hyun (34), also helped out on the campaign trail until he got married recently.

The daughter of People's Party candidate Ahn Cheol-soo is touring the country with her mother. Ahn Seol-hee (28) studies for a PhD in the U.S. and did not show up in the 2012 presidential election but took a leave of absence from school this time.

Ahn posted a video of Seol-hee on Facebook on April 30 saying she is proud to be his daughter.

Over at the Bareun Party, candidate Yoo Seung-min's daughter Dam (25) has also been helping out on the campaign trail. And recently his son Hoon-dong (35) was seen in clips on the Internet dancing in support of the candidate.

The Justice Party's Sim Sang-jung is proving the real star of this campaign, and her son Lee Woo-kyun (24) and husband Lee Seung-bae posted a funny video supporting her.

Only Moon's son Jun-yong (35) and daughter Da-hye (34) are nowhere to be seen.

One source close to Moon said Jun-yong is busy at work, but rival camps claim Moon is deliberately keeping his son out of the spotlight amid allegations that he wrangled him a cushy job at the Korea Employment Information Service. 



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