Democrat jumps into Georgia Senate race
July 22nd, 2013
08:21 PM ET
9 years ago

Democrat jumps into Georgia Senate race

(CNN) – Michelle Nunn, chief executive of the volunteer organization Points of Light who is also the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, announced in an interview published Monday she intends to run for Senate in Georgia.

Nunn, a Democrat, was widely expected to jump into the race. She'll run for the seat currently held by Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is not seeking re-election.

"I'm excited about it," Nunn told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I've learned that you can't wait for somebody else to do it. Everybody has an individual role and a responsibility to contribute where they can. This seems like a way for me to contribute."

The race already features a crowd of Republican candidates, including U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston.

One other Democrat has declared his candidacy - Branko Radulovacki, a physician.

Nunn was expected to declare her candidacy at an event Tuesday.

Speaking to Democratic supporters at an event in Washington Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hinted at the announcement.

"I talked to Michelle Nunn today, I think there'll be an important announcement out of Georgia tomorrow," he said. "She's really good."

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Hooper

    Good Luck. Hope you win, and win big. It's time to rid the congress and senate of all republicans, if possible.

    July 22, 2013 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  2. Larry in Houston

    Saxby isn't seeking re-election. Why ? b/c he's already got one term behind him. And now he's got all of the benefits & perks for life. I remember when 'ol Saxby was running against the democrat in Ga. – that was the time when Bill Clinton went down to Ga. & tried to drum up votes for the democrat – Bil went down to Ga. to make speeches & all sorts of things for the Democrat that was running against 'ol Saxby. . . . LOL – Now This Gal Thinks She's Going to "Jump In" & WIN ?? LOL – she'd better go to a state further north,if she expects to win a democratic election. Just Sayin.

    July 22, 2013 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  3. Vicki

    Good. Go for it and win. We need more Democratic women in the Georgia Senate.

    July 23, 2013 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  4. king

    its time some compromising folks come out from the deep south. i am tired of these narrow minded obstructionist candidates that doesn't care nothing about this country modernization and jobs. lesson folks our world is changing from human labor to machines and computer system, we've got to meet this fact head on and do something that will alleviate our burdened citizens of not working. if we start modernizing our country, taking it from 20th century to the 21st century, we will be able to compete and keep our status as the most powerful country on the planet, but if we fail to do so, we will be the fastest demise of a country that the world have ever seen. we need to put our citizen to work by rebuilding our crumbling country, we need democrats in congress.

    July 23, 2013 06:50 am at 6:50 am |