If there’s any doubt remaining as to who Republicans are gearing up to face in the U.S. Senate race, this should lay it to rest:
On Thursday, the Georgia GOP hammered Michelle Nunn for passing on a debate sponsored by the Georgia Gwinnett College Democrats in favor of a fundraiser being hosted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
“All of the candidates, including Nunn, were encouraged to attend. Both State Senator Steen Miles and Dr. Branko Radulovacki, aka Dr. Rad, are attending,” said Leslie Shedd, communications director for Georgia Victory. “But Nunn opted to shun the Georgia Gwinnett College Democrats – and really all Georgia voters – by declining the debate invitation and is instead shilling for cash with Reed. So once again, Michelle Nunn is ducking Georgia voters – unless they have a healthy bank account, that is. ”
There’s no doubt Republicans would rather face Miles or Dr. Rad this fall (Shedd’s statement mistakenly identified Miles as a state senator; her last year in the legislature was 2007), as neither one of them are remotely electable. So as the GOP attempts to tarnish Nunn before the Republican primary has even been completed, all they’re doing at this point is solidifying her candidacy.