Governor Nathan Deal and challenger Jason Carter faced off Tuesday, Oct. 7 and so did the candidates for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat at the Georgia National Fair. Mercer University political science professor Chris Grant predicts how they can win their respective races.
One-time Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail in Georgia Wednesday, but quashed rumors he might make another bid for the White House. He was stumping for Georgia candidates.
U.S. Senate Candidates Michelle Nunn and David Perdue met on the same stage together for the first time in Macon Thursday. And both Nunn and Perdue spent plenty of time tying each other to political leaders in Washington.
During the one-hour forum, Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn repeatedly linked David Perdue to Republican inaction in Congress. One opportunity she was used was immigration reform.
“David embraces what I believe is the attitude of gridlock in Washington that has not enabled us to get this done,” said Nunn.
Perdue responded not by challenging Nunn’s characterization or defending congressional Republicans, but criticizing the President.
The race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate has been costly. And not just in dollars. One veteran Senator – Saxby Chambliss – is retiring. And three sitting Congressmen will leave Washington at the end of this year because they gave up those posts to run for Chambliss’s seat. That’s a whole lot of Washington know-how. All were card-carrying Georgia fiscal conservatives, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t bring funding back to their districts.
The winner of the GOP nomination for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat touts himself as a political outsider. But businessman David Perdue now needs the political know-how and network of career politicians to beat Democrat Michelle Nunn in the general election.
After nine weeks of intense, often personal campaigning, Georgia's primary runoff election is now over. In the biggest race, businessman David Perdue defeated 1st District congressman Jack Kingston for the republican nomination for U.S. Senate. While Kingston did well in southern and coastal counties, Perdue prevailed in the Atlanta suburbs and North Georgia.