The Democratic Primary for Michelle Nunn was largely a formality. She defeated three lesser-known opponents. Nonetheless, the moment was a milestone – and not just for Nunn. As she took the stage that night, her supporters pointed to the fact that Georgia currently has no female representation in Washington. Emily Pelton from Atlanta is one of those supporters. Pelton believes that Michelle Nunn is the candidate many Georgians - especially women - have been waiting for. But not just because she’s a woman.
A new David Perdue ad depicts Congressman Jack Kingston as just another career politician who’s lost his conservative credentials after too many years in Washington. “They arrive with good intentions. So what happened to Jack Kingston?” starts the 30-second TV spot. The two are waging an aggressive battle against each other for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. In the ad, Perdue takes aim at Kingston for voting to raise the debt ceiling and his own pay. But he largely blames Washington for leading his opponent astray.
Michelle Nunn handily swept to victory Tuesday, winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Georgia. Nunn made it clear she's ready for the grueling race ahead to win the seat Republican Saxby Chambliss is vacating. Democrats hold none of Georgia's constitutional or federal offices. If Nunn wins the race, she'll be state's first female U.S. Senator.
While many Georgians will be out holiday shopping this month, Georgia’s political hopefuls will be hitting the campaign trail. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, for example, visited tech startup firms Tuesday in Atlanta. And while the political newcomer has raised a lot of money, so far she’s offering few specifics about where she stands.
Dubose Porter, the new leader of Georgia Democrats, exhorted the party faithful to “get ready” at a 2014 campaign kickoff luncheon Wednesday. Indeed, he even recited some of the words of the famous R&B tune. But get ready for what? A dress rehearsal for 2018? Or actually winning of the state’s highest profile elected offices?
The crowded field of Republicans vying for an open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia is growing, with businessman David Perdue announcing plans to run. Perdue is the cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue and is touting his experience in the private sector as the former CEO of Dollar General and Reebok. Perdue made the announcement Wednesday in a video on his campaign website, saying the federal government is out of control and a different kind of person is needed in Washington.
The U.S. Senate took the first steps toward voting on comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday. It’s expected to pass the Senate, and then it will move to the House, where a tougher battle awaits. If passed in its current form, the bill would affect a wide range of Georgia residents.
Many Evangelical Christians say they now support an immigration overhaul that would include a path to citizenship for people here illegally. But debate among Georgia evangelicals continues as the U.S. Senate takes up reform legislation.