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Nunn’s daughter enters Senate race in Georgia
Michelle Nunn formally entered the Georgia Senate race Tuesday, giving Democrats new hope they can compete in the reliably red state and put a dent in Republicans chances of taking over the upper chamber.
Ms. Nunn, the daughter of former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia and CEO of the Points of Light volunteer organization, said her father has served as a role model, showing her what can be done by “working with others to solve problems and keep our country safe.”
“But the Washington that my father worked in not so long ago is a place that just doesn’t exist anymore,” Ms. Nunn said in an email blast to supporters. “Instead of searching for common ground and working together to create solutions, too often our political leaders are simply trying to win the latest battle. Meanwhile, we are running up our national debt and failing to make tough choices to secure our economic future.”
“Those who know Michelle Nunn agree that politically she is a liberal in the mold of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama who supports Obamacare, higher taxes, and a bigger more invasive government,” said Brad Dayspring, NRSC spokesman. “It takes more than just family ties to get elected to the Senate and we look forward to a robust debate about the Obama/Nunn agenda and the ramifications that it has on middle-class families and women in Georgia.”
The Republican field is crowded with Reps. Paul C. Broun, Jack Kingston and Phil Gingrey and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel among those vying for the GOP nomination.
Republicans are well-positioned to pick up three seats in South Dakota, West Virginia and Montana, thanks to the retirements of Democratic senators.
The attention of the political world is now focused on the races in Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, where Democrats are defending seats.
Democrats, though, hope they can put Republicans on the defense in Kentucky, where Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican.
“It is Republicans to lose, but as you have seen in the last two election cycles, Republicans can lose things they should win,” Mr. Bullock said.
Charlie Cook, publisher of the Cook Political Report, said the best bet for Mrs. Nunn, a political newcomer, is for Republicans to elect a flawed candidate, much like they did in the 2010 and 2012 Senate races.
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