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Midterm elections 2014: Michelle Nunn vs. David Perdue in Georgia


In Georgia, non-profit executive Michelle Nunn and businessman David Perdue are running for a senate seat left empty by the retirement of Republican Saxby Chambliss.

Michelle Nunn, who until recently was the chief executive of Points of Light, a charity focused on volunteering, is the daughter of long-time Senator Sam Nunn. She is trying to become the first Democratic senator elected in Georgia since 2000 and has run on a platform of targeted spending cuts, immigration reform and a lifetime ban on members of Congress becoming lobbyists.

Non-profit executive Michelle Nunn and businessman David Perdue are running for Georgia senate seat left empty by the retirement of Republican Saxby Chambliss

Non-profit executive Michelle Nunn and businessman David Perdue are running for Georgia senate seat left empty by the retirement of Republican Saxby Chambliss

David Perdue, a business executive, has campaigned on a complete overhaul of America’s income tax system and disbanding the US education department. Like most Republicans, he has come out strongly in opposition to Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul.

The Georgia Senate race is rare in that it features two candidates who have never held public office and thus have no voting records.

The race has turned extremely negative. David Perdue has run adverts accusing Michelle Nunn’s charity of funding terrorists.

Michelle Nunn’s line of attack features a quote from David Perdue in which he said in a court case that had had spent most of his business career “outsourcing” US jobs.

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