#GASEN Race: Nunn….On The Run?

May 5, 2014 11:30 am

by Charlie · 13 comments

With the Republican Party yet to winnow down it’s field of US Senate candidates to two, much less a nominee, the Georgia GOP has the responsibility to make sure the ads showing Michelle Nunn as a George Bush loving centrist don’t go unopposed.  They’ve yet to buy any TV time, but there are unique strategies to make sure that the presumptive Democratic nominee gets defined before she and her party have the opportunity to define herself to Georgia’s electorate.

One such venture appears to have popped up this morning:  Nunn on The Run.

The website wastes no time in taking issue with Nunn’s middle of the road persona, saying:

“She’s abandoning Georgia voters and running to San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and anywhere she can run to collect big checks from big city liberals that are counting on her to be a rubber stamp for Barack Obama and Harry Reid in the U.S. Senate.”

It even features Michelle Nunn “running” across the bottom of the screen as you scroll through links that tie Nunn to Obamacare and Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun crusade.

I’m only disappointed that the GA GOP didn’t take the opportunity to call her the flying Nunn, but perhaps that’s a trademark problem with Sally Field.  But we here at Peach Pundit aim to please.  With the help of our own Jon Richards who shared a flight with her to DC last week, we offer you, our readers, your own flying Nunn:

Flying Nunn - yes, that's a coach seat.

Flying Nunn – yes, that’s a coach seat.

F. Underwood May 5, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I’ve got to admit I wasted a few minutes at work this morning playing with my mouse track wheel and watching Michelle run forward and in reverse across my monitor. Fun site.

Doctor Strangelove May 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

If this is the worst they can do, good luck. It’s a stupid attack that literally never works, because Republicans and Democrats do it equally. Going to cities and picking up checks from supporters is not only commonplace, but it’s the industry standard.

DrGonzo May 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Just because it’s “industry standard” doesn’t mean you shouln’t try to use it against your opponent if you can.

tribeca May 5, 2014 at 2:58 pm

I am SHOCKED and HORRIFIED that a Senate candidate would dare leave the boundaries of their state to collect donations and attend fundraisers. How dare she turn her back on us Georgians especially when the state democratic party has an efficiently run fundraising arm and a large base of in-state donors willing to provide her with campaign contributions.

Upstanding candidates like those in the GOP field would NEVER hold a fundraiser outside the erroneously marked borders of this fine state. I think Republican candidates in Georgia should take a stand and vow to reject any and all campaign contributions from non-Georgians.

Harry May 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm

From what I read, Karen is not getting much big money from in-state or out of state.

DrGonzo May 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Karen has been underfunded in every race she’s run. It hasn’t exactly hurt her that much. Yeah she lost to Deal, but by less than 3000 votes despite being heavily outspent. Ask Roy Barnes how safe he felt with his 20-1 money lead on Perdue in 2002…

ricstewart May 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm

The first entry on this site is “Where Does Michelle Nunn Stand On Benghazi?”

Yeah, this makes me take the GAGOP seriously.

Will Durant May 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Yeah, shocking as well that “Obamacare” is the 3rd link down, of course it is also 4th, 5th, 9th & 10th out of 10 links total. Not that the playbook is much of a secret this year. Nunn gets to not only fly but glide until late July this cycle. The Republicans are going to be knee deep in muddy trenches and down to just bayoneting each other at that point. I’m not saying she will win by any stretch but the early primary with an almost guarantee of no runoff will have a definite effect.

Robbie May 5, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Huh, you say “big city liberal” as though it’s a bad thing…

Georgia Blue May 6, 2014 at 7:24 pm

It is a reach to say that Nunn won’t have a runoff. The state party has made an enormous mistake by trying to ram a Blue Dog down the throat of those of us who actually work for the party and vote. I know only a handful of active Democrats who plan on voting for Ms. Nunn although we all have or will vote in the primary and none who will work for her if she is the nominee. Most of us are voting for a true progressive, Dr. Branko Radulacki or Dr Rad although some are supporting Steen Miles.

I personally feel that Ms. Nunn was selected to lock up an open Senate seat with an incumbent acceptable to the Republican power structure (take a look at the names of her donors) to minimize the possibility it can be won by a true Democrat in 2020 when Georgia inevitably turns Blue.

Will Durant May 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Well bless your little blue heart.

Jane May 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm

The Atlanta Progressive news came out against Nunn. I doubt it will be enough to stop her, but she is not intended to win. She was selected to revive the old white Democrats around the state. However, leading Republicans like Deal and Purdue have deeper roots in the old white Democrat establishment than relative new commers like Jason Carter and Michelle Nunn.

Rich May 7, 2014 at 7:09 am

A significant word in that observation… “OLD white Democrat establishment.”

“$100 placed at 7 percent interest compounded quarterly for 200 years will increase to more than $100,000,000 — by which time it will be worth nothing.” — Heinliein

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