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Michelle Nunn meets with active duty troops and veterans

Michelle Nunn, U.S. Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn, U.S. Senate Candidate
Joyce Jordan, Navy Veteran Joyce Jordan, Navy Veteran
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

U.S. Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn focuses on two of her top priorities, community service and the military on a campaign stop in Albany. Active duty troops and veterans helped Michelle Nunn help families in need late this afternoon.

Michelle Nunn is traveling across the state meeting with veterans, nonprofit organizations and business leaders to highlight the strengths of Georgia's military bases including the Marine Corps Logistics Base here in Albany.

U.S. Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn worked alongside active and retired military personnel to pack boxes of food for families in need at Albany's Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse this afternoon.

"We are trying to roll up our sleeves and make a difference and express the themes of our campaign which are all about collaboration, and common sense and actually solving problems and getting things done,” said Michelle Nunn, U.S. Senate Candidate. “Which we don't see nearly enough of in Washington."

Nunn also met with veterans and business leaders to discuss ways to build on the community's support for the Marine Corps Logistics Base.

"We talked about the sequestration and the implications of the cuts that threatens going forward, how already we've experienced what that means in the lives of civilians that were furloughed here last summer,” said Nunn.

Nunn's father, former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn, was with her.

"Well it brings back a lot of memories because I spent a lot of time in my Senate career with the military,” said Sam Nunn, Former U.S. Senator. “I spent a lot of time with these bases like the Albany Marine Base which is so important to our Marine Corp and national security."

Michelle Nunn believes the government is moving in the right direction to fix problems at the Veterans Affairs and live up to commitments made to veterans.

" The bipartisan bill that was just passed, I think is the step in the right direction to make sure that people are not waiting in line, that they are actually getting the treatment that they need and deserve,” said Nunn.

Navy Veteran, Joyce Jordan, thanks Nunn for not forgetting about those who serve our country.

"Michelle Nunn is all for that,” said Joyce Jordan, Navy Veteran. “I'm all for her, so I hope everybody else gets behind her to help our soldiers, our vets."

Congressman Sanford Bishop was also there supporting the military and families in need. Nunn will face Republican David Perdue in November. On Wednesday, she'll visit Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta and Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins.

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