It seems a foregone conclusion that the Savannah Morning News will endorse a Republican in Georgia’s 2014 Senate contest. If Jack Kingston is the nominee, expect a ringing endorsement.
But on Sunday the SMN gave a big shout-out to the likely Democrat in that race: Michelle Nunn: Refreshing Democrat. From the editorial:
Ms. Nunn, who’s running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia and who visited the Port of Savannah for the first time last week, seems a far cry from the Harry Reids, Barbara Boxers and Dick Durbins of her party.
“I’m not one who believes in ideological extremes,” Ms. Nunn said here Tuesday. “I believe that most Georgians are folks that actually just believe in trying to put the state and then the nation first. To set aside differences when possible to actually try and get things done.”
Can you imagine the Senate majority leader saying that? Neither can we.
Ms. Nunn appears to be cut from the JFK kind of Democratic cloth: Ask what you can do for your country, and your community, on your own time and your own dime. Compared to many others in her party in Congress, she’s a refreshing voice.
Nunn is still in the process of defining herself for voters — and will be at least for a few more months. It will be interesting to see if she gets positive press like this from conservative voices in other corners of the state.