Democrat Michelle Nunn announced Tuesday that she is running for the Georgia Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.
Nunn, the daughter of former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., currently serves as CEO of Points of Light, a non-profit organization that promotes volunteerism.
"I'm running for Senate because Washington is letting [Georgia] and our nation down," Nunn posted on her newly launched Twitter account.
"We need leaders who know their job is to work together and get things done," she added. "We need to invest in and put our faith in the power of citizens to create change."
While Georgia is a Republican-leaning state, Nunn's candidacy is expected to make the race competitive in one of the few pickup opportunities for Democrats in 2014.
Nunn is expected to benefit from her well-known father's reputation as a centrist and told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution she intends to focus on the nation's finances and deficit reduction.
The Washington Post noted that some Republicans have expressed concerns that Reps. Paul Broun, R-Ga., or Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., could turn the race competitive if they win the nomination, similar to other recent controversial GOP Senate nominees.
by RTT Staff Writer
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