Posted: 5:00 am Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Michelle Nunn’s second ad marks another step to the center 

By Greg Bluestein

Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is up with her second ad this morning, an homage to her “five ways to fix Washington” message that has fast become a key part of her stump speech.

It’s part of Nunn’s strategy of tacking toward the center even as the crowded field competing for the GOP nomination rush to the right. Notably, like Nunn’s first ad, the new 30-second spot doesn’t once mention that she’s a Democrat.

It’s not immediately clear how much money is behind the ad buy, though records show her campaign snapped up more than $70,000 worth of air time on Monday with three of the four major broadcasters in Atlanta. She has the cash to keep it up for weeks to come: Her campaign reported about $3.9 million in the bank at the end of March after its best fundraising quarter yet.

Her latest ad comes as Republican candidates David Perdue, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston reserve blocks of airtime ahead of the May 20 primary and heavyweight Super PACs target both Nunn and Republican contenders.

From the script:

“What’s going on in Washington has to stop. Politicians fighting and bickering and too often forgetting about the people they’re supposed to represent.

“That’s why I’m for banning members of Congress from ever becoming lobbyists. I don’t think congressmen should get paid unless they pass a budget. And no one in Congress should get a subsidy to pay for their own health care.”

We should note that Nunn’s health care push riffs on a Gingrey proposal last year that would eliminate the employer subsidy and require most lawmakers and staff to buy health insurance on exchanges.

111 comments
BobSlaney
BobSlaney

Democrats politic to the center and then, once elected, move hard left. It's all very deceptive, especially since she is obviously ashamed to declare that she is a DEMOCRAT.

Enoch19
Enoch19

I don't blame Nunn. I'd be ashamed to be a democrat too.  


Nunn, however will be ashamed of being a democrat right up until the election.  Then, if we elect her, she will revert to voting with her far left buddies hoping the folks at home don't notice.

mrob
mrob

Great ad! It's the first step in cleaning up Washington. I like the idea of banning politicians from becoming lobbyist forever and losing their salary temporary if no budget is done.


Good work Michelle, lets restore the middle class and its power to what it once was as the "working class and the voice of America"


At least, you have a backbone to fight the rich and the powerful, and my vote.

anothercomment
anothercomment

Looks like the two Democrat female senators running in Texas for Gov. And Lt. Gov, have a very good shot of turning Texas Purple.

anothercomment
anothercomment

We have figured out that the Purdue campaign has the South Carolina PAC behind him. The one that first supported Sarah Palin then switched to Mitt. He does seem like the Mitt clone.

Then we have Gingrey's repeal Obacare or I. Will leave the senate. He hasn't repealed it in 40 votes in Congress. I haven't checked but my guess is his practice has signed up for it. I know that Tom Prices Practice Resurgent's Orthopedics has signed up with every carrier as a provider, when you go to select a doctor, you see his smiling mug.

Braun and Handle don't have all the money for the airways.

anothercomment
anothercomment

My 14 year old commented last night that if she could vote, she would vote for Michele Nunn, because she is the only candidate running nice ads and talking about herself, not sliming someone else. I think that pretty much sums it up.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

I'll consider Michelle Nunn, especially in relation to whoever becomes the Republican nominee.  I like what she says, but do fear she may be only campaigning in the middle and will vote with the left.  The biggest strike against her for me is that she will vote for Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader, and I don't like the guy.  However, in my mind McConnell is not much better.

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

The Koch, Adelson, etal don't let the GOP forget for one second who they really represent.  They saturate the media with paid ads and talking heads abusing the phrase "fair and balanced," develop standard ALEC legislation, go to town hall meetings with talking points rather than facts, and then go back to Washington pretending they are representing the people of their district or state.



DirtyDawg
DirtyDawg

What's wrong with Washington is exactly what's wrong with the display of posts here - at least those voted 'up'. The Rightwing scream machine, driven by prejudice and greed, has managed to turn much of this country into something less than what we were, and what we can be again. I've said for a couple of years that Georgia's Democratic Party's only chance to win state-wide again is if they run a BlueDog female...that's who Michelle Nunn is. Get used to the idea you T-Partiers cause she's gonna win and will restore 'class' to the Georgia Senate delegation...then we'll just have to get Johnny Izakson to return to the man he was before he went to Washington and we can al be proud again.

Chris30338
Chris30338

Rather have someone backing Obama than backing proven idiots like Ted Cruz or serial plagiarizer Rand Paul who have no solutions.

 What has the GOP to offer: 1) Repeal ObamaCare which results in about 20 million losing their health insurance (8 million ObamaCare, 6 million under 27s on parent's healthcare, 6 million due to Medicaid expansion). That's a lot of people going back to the old ER system Republicans love for everyone but themselves (2) Lower taxes for the rich, Ryan Budget cuts the highest tax rate from 39% to 25%, paid for by the poorest of the poor by slashing every program helping the poor. Even economists don't know how his numbers add up and finally (3) Do you really want the likes of the Koch brothers running America? For example, in Oklahoma, they're planning to tax solar energy thanks to the Koch brother initiative because Solar Energy initiatives hurt their oil business.

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

Nunn's chances are not that great yet she has td1234 whining, huffing and puffing and stomping around every day.  


lol


Keep up the entertainment. 

td1234
td1234

What are the odds that Nunn would ever cast a vote against Obama and not vote the exact way Reid told her to vote? 


Not only that but we would have to see her and Hillary all over this state in 16 thinking Hillary had a chance to win Georgia in her run for President. 



honested
honested

Hi, I'm phil ginghroid.

I haven't practiced medicine in years, heck if I get close to a patient, I might get locked up.

I haven't done anything of note in all my years in Washington, but if you are dumb enough to send me to the Senate, I will carry on the tradition of wasting time on votes to repeal the ACA.


That's what a republican Senate candidate looks like!

Andy123
Andy123

Everyone seeking election is campaigning to fix DC, yet once they get there, they become partisan hacks like the rest of 'em. 


uh..huh

Astropig
Astropig

A vote for Michelle Nunn Martin is a vote for Barack Hussein Obama. All you middle- of- the- roaders might want to think about that.

Astropig
Astropig

@CuriousPrime  

The Koch Brothers, a washable, reusable boogeyman when DemoCrazies don't want to talk about the issues or , in this case,have an embarrassing candidate.

DirtyDawg
DirtyDawg

Ok, so I 'cross-vented' a bit...

Astropig
Astropig

@Chris30338

"Rather have someone backing Obama"

Now,if you could only get Ms. Martin to agree with you!

DS
DS

@td1234  What are the odds that Nunn might cast a vote against Obama and not vote the exact way Reid told her? Pretty good, actually.

I think you're confusing the Democrats and the Republicans. Republicans give their caucus members &#^$% if they don't fall in line and vote as they're told. Democrats are more understanding that each senator in the caucus is looking after the interests of his/her state.

For example, Harry Reid decided to delay a vote in February on the minimum wage. He found out that some of his Democrat senators were wavering on it, especially whether to go for the big increase or the smaller increase.

"People have a right to vote however they want," Reid said of the federal measure.

Disgusted Voter
Disgusted Voter

@td1234 Pretty good! If you have been around Georgia long enough to remember her dad you would realize that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Sam Nunn was a Georgia Senator who worked across the aisle and had the respect of both parties. Although I generally have voted straight Republican in the past I am so turned off by these jerks in both parties that cater to their campaign contributors at the expense of the rest of us I am ready for a change! I predict she will vote much like her dad did, work in a bipartisan manner and make Georgia proud!

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

@td1234  

What are the odds that you can back up your assertion?

Well besides ZERO percent.

lol

NOlongerRepublican
NOlongerRepublican

@Astropig  you and your ilk are the problem. You can't even have a political discussion about the future of this state and our country. All you like to do is assign labels and stoke fear. Nothing constructive at all. Like I said...YOU are the problem.

honested
honested

@Astropig  

An oft stated inaccuracy.

At the other end of the spectrum, what would your equivalence of a vote for any of the seven dwarfs be?

Kamchak
Kamchak

@Astropig

The Koch Brothers, a washable, reusable boogeyman...

George Soros says, "What"?

Chris30338
Chris30338

@Disgusted Voter @td1234 I agree. If only there were Republicans who could work together with Democrats for the good of the country WITHOUT getting blasted as traitors by their Tea Party compatriots who put ideology before country.

td1234
td1234

@Nobody_Knows @td1234  Do not have too because everyone knows that Nunn would vote with Obama and Reid way more than any of the Republicans would. 

Disgusted Voter
Disgusted Voter

@NOlongerRepublican @AstropigI guess Astropig represents the minority of Republicans who nominate these loudmouth jerks in low voter turnout Republican primaries. Oh for another Ronald Reagan!

Astropig
Astropig

@honested @Astropig 

Even the people here that are dangling off the fringe of the left wing consider this an insult. That ought to tell you all you need to know. Why won't she embrace her party's leader? Why won't she run as a Democrat? If every other party is full of whack jobs,she should demand that O come campaign for her!

Disgusted Voter
Disgusted Voter

@Chris30338 @Disgusted Voter@td1234I fought in two wars to protect the right of the tea party buffoons to spout as they will. That doesn't mean I have to agree with all they say. My vote is my own and I will cast it for the candidates I believe will do the best job for the country, and for Georgia, Be they Republican or Democrat. In this case it will go to Michelle Nunn. Haven't made up my mind about the Governor's race yet. Will probably vote for one of the losers in the Republican Primary. Then the choice will be between Deal and Carter. Gawd! What a thought!

td1234
td1234

@DannyX I am not running away from my comments at all. Do you think Reid twist the arms of all the Democratic Senators on every vote they take? The national party understand that Senators in red states have to take a few votes against the party to have the appearance that they are independent. It is the important votes like on Obamacare that they come to them and tell them you MUST vote this way for the party and on those votes the so called blue dog Democrats vote with Read and Obama every time.  

DannyX
DannyX

@td1234, you AGAIN run away and hide from one of your own statements!  You said Nunn would vote the way Reid and Obama told her to vote.  Conservative Democrats, do not vote the way Reid and Obama tell them to vote and join the Republicans often!  Nunn would join that crowd if she wants a political future.

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

@td1234 @DannyX 

So it went from Nunn will vote as Reid wants her to vote.  He was unable to substantiate will any facts.  He was given names of D Senators who don't always voted  as Reid or Obama would like so now he talks about "important issues"

td1234 just picked up both goal posts and ran across town.

Let me guess, td1234 will be the one to determine which bills were important and which ones were not.

lol


td1234
td1234

@DannyX @td1234  And can you tell us what important conservative issue votes that Pryor and Landrieu has voted against Obama and voted with Republicans? 


Obamacare? Budget? less taxes? less spending? 


I shall wait patiently for those votes they cast. 

DannyX
DannyX

@td1234, no td everyone does not know that!  If Nunn were elected she would probably vote against the party as much as Landrieu and Pryor, which is often.

Nobody_Knows
Nobody_Knows

@td1234 @Nobody_Knows 

So. That doesn't mean Nunn would vote 100 percent Dem.  There are both R and D who don't do it now.

You know that to be true but in your quest to seem not so intelligent you posted that bs. 

Nunn isn't even going to win why are you so worked up about her an Carter. 

Like everything else in life do they scare you?

lolol

 

honested
honested

@td1234 @honested 

Haven't heard that.

I did hear him state his allegiance to the insurance industry though.

td1234
td1234

@honested @td1234  If I am not mistaken Kingston pronounces proudly that he is a Republican. 

honested
honested

@td1234 @honested 

When do kingston, perdue or gingrey's commercials mention they are republican?

i don't know if handel is running commercials (maybe on local access cable) but will she be mentioning a party?

td1234
td1234

@honested 


And because Nunn supports Obama so much that both her commercials do not even mention that she is a Democrat and in her first commercial she is seen with Bush and not Obama. 


When is she going to get Obama to come down here and campaign for her and give her that big Christie hung for the cameras? 


Astropig
Astropig

@honested @Astropig@NOlongerRepublican  

" Why would anyone 'run away' from plans that are working?"

That's exactly the question I asked. Why doesn't Obama come down here and embrace his running mate Michelle Nunn Martin? Why?????!!!!

honested
honested

@Astropig @NOlongerRepublican 

Despite the strong, daily drumbeat from fauxnewz and wrong-wing-rant-radio, Democrats are hardly 'running away' from the President.

Why would anyone 'run away' from plans that are working?

Do you long for the constant downward spiral of the shrub years that badly?

honested
honested

@Astropig @honested 

And there's the rub.

Despite the daily drumbeat from the wrong-wing, the PUBLIC is settling in to realize that slow, steady improvement in economic conditions beats a constant downward spiral and ever increasing military expenses.

In short, over the long term, the wrong-wing loses.

Astropig
Astropig

@honested @Astropig 

Absolutely!  If he's as popular with the general public as he is with the kooks on these blogs, she wins by 5-7 points!

honested
honested

@Astropig @honested 

I will make an email request.

But, I am not connected to the campaign.

It would be refreshing, wouldn't it?

honested
honested

@Andy123 @honested@Astropig 

My company had real, long term sustained growth.......

and we were never invested in ANY stocks.

What was the average unemployment rate in the Clinton years? What was the graph?

Compare that to the shrub years.

I'll take another Clinton any day!!!

Andy123
Andy123

@honested @Andy123@Astropig

Fake growth due to the dot com bubble you forget to mention.  You also forget to mention when you look at middle class wages and when they began to flat line, they started flat lining in the early 90's and have been flat since.   

honested
honested

@Andy123 @honested@Astropig 

Ahhhh, the Clinton Era......

The longest sustained economic growth and broadened prosperity since WWII!

Let's take a moment and savor the memory.

So which of the two referenced periods do you prefer?

Andy123
Andy123

@honested @Andy123@Astropig

Why are you living in the past?  If you want to live in the past, look at the disaster called the Clinton Era from 1992-2000. 

honested
honested

@Andy123 @honested@Astropig 

Apparently you are another delusional wrong-winger able to completely ignore the DISASTER wrought upon this Country from 2001-2008.

Good times are coming, and they have a 'D' next to their names on the ballot!

Andy123
Andy123

@honested @Andy123@Astropig

I can't either to be honest with you.  I want the last 16 years of this country circling the toilet to be 100% the Democrats fault.  I may even vote for  the witch myself assuming she doesn't die of old age in the mean time.  Not to mention, think of the hos Bill Clinton can have over to the WH?  Remember, they didn't have Cialis back in his days there.  Good times are coming!

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