Democrats Signal Georgia Senate Race Still In Play

October 15, 2014 9:42 PM
Democrats Signal Georgia Senate Race Still In Play
" ATLANTA (AP) — With an infusion of cash into the race for Georgia’s open Senate seat, national Democrats are signaling they believe the state is still in play with less than three weeks left before the Nov. 4 election.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Wednesday unveiled the first ad of a nearly $1 million TV buy. The ad attacks Republican David Perdue over remarks he’s made on education. The ad buy marks the first time the committee is spending directly to help Michelle Nunn, whom Democrats have said is one of their best chances to pick up a seat in the Senate.

Polls suggest a tightening race, and the Nunn campaign is claiming they have momentum after a 2005 court deposition surfaced earlier this month in which Perdue, the former CEO of Dollar General and Reebok, spoke about spending “most of my career” on outsourcing. Nunn has been hammering Perdue in TV ads and speeches over the deposition.

National Democrats haven’t ignored the Georgia race, but the influx of cash hasn’t reached the levels Nunn’s campaign consultants had hoped for. In a 144-page strategy memo accidentally made public earlier this year, Nunn’s consultants estimated an $8 million investment "

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