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.
The earliest primary election in Georgia history wrapped up early Wednesday morning with unofficial results sending candidates to victory speeches or home for the rest of the 2014 election season. Republican incumbent Governor Nathan Deal and Democratic U.S Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn secured their nominations handily. Other candidates didn’t have such a clear sweep to victory, and will face a runoff on July 22 to determine who goes to the November general election. Here are the final results of a few key races in Tuesday’s primaries.
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.
Michelle Nunn is facing charges she’s light on experience, she’s riding her father’s coat-tails and she’s aloof. And that’s just from her Democratic opponents. In one of the nation’s most-watched political contests, Nunn squared off against fellow Democrats seeking Saxby Chambliss's U.S. Senate seat in a debate that will be broadcast Monday night on GPB-TV.
This weekend kicks off a round of political debates for the highest-profile election races in Georgia this year. Democrat Michelle Nunn will be squaring off against the other contenders in her party for the U.S. Senate, and David Perdue will be doing the same on the Republican side.
The Young Democrats of Georgia will be holding their annual conference April 11-13 in Columbus, and notably one of the key speakers is a young Democrat himself. Jason Carter is the 38-year-old Democratic gubernatorial campaign, and he will be headlining a special awards dinner at the conference. Organizers say the weekend events are geared toward whipping up excitement among the party’s youth, in the hopes they will campaign for the candidates and come out and vote in November.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn qualified Thursday at the state Capitol, and brought a posse of supporters with her. Candidates in both parties have been qualifying to run all week, including fellow Democratic challenger, Jason Carter, who is running for Governor. But few other candidates brought a crowd of supporters, who chanted her name and cheered the impromptu remarks she made after filing the paperwork.
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?
With state Senator Jason Carter's entry into the Georgia governor's race Thursday, there are now two familiar names in the mix for 2014. Jason Carter's gubernatorial candidacy, paired with Michelle Nunn's bid for Senate could present an unusual opportunity for Georgia Democrats. Both Carters and both Nunns are Democrats, and Georgia voters haven't elected one of those statewide since 2006.