Michelle Nunn easily won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Georgia last month. A political newcomer, she’s vying for the seat Republican Saxby Chambliss is vacating.
If Nunn wins, it'll be the first time Georgia elects a female U.S. Senator. And while some foes say she’s trading on the name of her father, former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, the candidate’s real secret weapon may be the army of women volunteers she’s mobilized.
On a Monday night at Michelle Nunn’s campaign headquarters in midtown Atlanta, a crowd of female volunteers are busy at work.
They’re part of a group called Women For Nunn, and it’s their night to call voters.
Many of them find time to sandwich in volunteering between work and family. Others like Carol Baird are retired, but feel so passionate about Nunn they treat volunteering like a job.