The Cook Political Report has a lengthy update on where the race for control of the US Senate stands today. Quick summary is that things are looking pretty good nationally for Republicans. In Georgia, he expects a tight race:
The field in Georgia is finally set. Businessman David Perdue won the Republican run-off on Tuesday, beating U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston. The Democratic nominee is Michelle Nunn, the former CEO of he Points of Light Foundation and the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn. Nunn has had this race to herself for a year, which has allowed her to build an organization and a hefty bank account. On the flip side, she hasn’t rally been tested by any engagement with Republicans. That will change very soon. Democrats are happy to have Perdue as a challenger, contending that his record as a CEO of numerous companies gives them plenty of ammunition. He was also somewhat gaffe prone during the primary, although he exhibited more discipline in the run-off.
Not surprisingly, Nunn starts the general election with a lead over Perdue. According to theHuffPollster trend line, Nunn is ahead of Perdue, 44.8 percent to 42.9 percent.
This race is just days old and needs some time to develop, but expect a close contest.
Takeaway: as expected, this race will be watched by a whole lot of people not living in Georgia.