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Nunn makes South Georgia stops in Senate race

David Perdue David Perdue
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With the general election campaign in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is underway, it will be one of the most closely watched in the country as Republicans try to regain control of the Senate.

Democrat Michelle Nunn campaigned in Albany Thursday afternoon. It's one of her first stops after learning she will face David Perdue in November.

Nunn was greeted with hugs and encouragement at the Thronateeska Heritage Center Thursday after kicking off her statewide tour Wednesday. It's called "What Washington Can Learn from Georgia: Common sense and Collaboration."

"I think it's really important that we send people to Washington who are going to change the culture there," said Nunn. "People on both sides of the aisle who say, we're actually going to work together, we're going to get things done on behalf of the people."

The tour comes on the heels of businessman David Perdue's Republican runoff victory over Representative Jack Kingston.

"We are ready now for the general election," said Nunn. "Ready to take on David Perdue and we've been laying the groundwork, building a grassroots army of volunteers that are ready to fight for this election."

Her supporters are hoping the bitter battle between those two will be an advantage for Nunn.

"I think it gives her a real leg up in the campaign and while I know it will be a rough campaign indeed, Georgia is not a one party state anymore. It's going to be competitive," said supporter Tommy Coleman

The vacant Senate seat at the heart of the race is not common.

"Rarely do we have a chance to send a fresh face to Washington," said supporter John Culbreath. "Not just a fresh face, but someone who's genuine and that's servant leadership, who's genuine in their ability to work through and with other people."

Nunn says if elected, she'll also work for job growth, education and tackling long-term debt.

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