Nunn ramps up attacks on Perdue at Georgia Senate forum
by Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press
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This May 20, 2014, file photo shows Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Michelle Nunn in Atlanta as she speaks to her supporters after her primary win was announced at an election-night watch party. Minutes after David Perdue won his Republican Senate primary in Georgia, a grainy image of Nunn was on Atlanta TV as a faceless voice slammed her as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama. In turn, Democrats portray Perdue as a greedy executive who laid off workers. It’s all a clear indicator of what the next three months hold for a first-time Democratic candidate who may be the party's only hope for picking off a GOP-held Senate seat in November. (AP Photos/Akili-Casundria Ramsess, File)
This May 20, 2014, file photo shows Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Michelle Nunn in Atlanta as she speaks to her supporters after her primary win was announced at an election-night watch party. Minutes after David Perdue won his Republican Senate primary in Georgia, a grainy image of Nunn was on Atlanta TV as a faceless voice slammed her as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama. In turn, Democrats portray Perdue as a greedy executive who laid off workers. It’s all a clear indicator of what the next three months hold for a first-time Democratic candidate who may be the party's only hope for picking off a GOP-held Senate seat in November. (AP Photos/Akili-Casundria Ramsess, File)
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MACON, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up.

The two met for their first candidate forum Thursday and Nunn quickly set the tone by touting her ability to work across party lines while portraying Perdue as an obstructionist who would continue Washington gridlock.

Perdue didn't respond to the attacks, focusing instead on criticizing the policies of national Democrats and arguing Nunn would be a proxy for President Barack Obama.

The Georgia race is one of the most closely watched this year as Republicans make a push to take control of the Senate for the last two years of Obama's term.

Libertarian Amanda Swafford, who will also appear on the ballot, was not invited to the forum.



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