The party is betting on a Southern upset to hold onto the U.S. Senate
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Here’s how Michelle Nunn is running for Senate in Georgia: she name-drops George Bush, both father and son, quotes former Defense Secretary Bob Gates and talks about tackling the federal debt to “secure the future for future generations.” She also uses the V word a lot. “I worked very closely with the Bush family because we had a shared commitment to … making a difference to communities across this country, so those are the values that I carry with me to this Senate race,” she says. “I combine them with some family values.”
You’ve probably guessed by now that Nunn is a Democrat, running for office in a year that is shaping up to be uglier than normal for the President’s party.