Posted: 9:40 am Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Emily’s List drops $1 million on Georgia TV for Michelle Nunn 

By Daniel Malloy

Pro-Michelle Nunn forces are closing the Super PAC gap.

Early this week, we told you that pro-Republican groups were creating a hostile television climate for the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, outspending her nearly 5-to-1. Emily’s List, the non-profit dedicated to electing women who support abortion rights, launches a $1 million advertising buy today on Atlanta broadcast and cable TV.

Michelle Nunn on the campaign trail in July. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Michelle Nunn on the campaign trail in July. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

A copy of the ad is not yet online, but Emily’s List said it focuses on a gender discrimination suit against Dollar General when Perdue was the company’s CEO. (ABC News first reported the buy this morning.)

Here’s some more background on the case from Mother Jones magazine:

In 2006, three years into Perdue’s four-plus years as Dollar General’s CEO, federal investigators at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that female store managers who worked for the company he ran “were discriminated against,” and “generally were paid less than similarly situated male managers performing duties requiring equal skill, effort, and responsibility.”

A year later, separate from that investigation, thousands of female managers who were paid less than their male counterparts joined a class action suit against the company—which Dollar General eventually settled, paying the women more than $15 million.

Emily’s List also has funneled more than $153,000 to Nunn’s campaign so far.

Update: Leslie Shedd, spokeswoman for the Georgia Republican coordinated campaign, sends this along in response:

“Liberal Michelle Nunn’s blatant hypocrisy is truly astounding. While Nunn feigned outrage over outside money, her memo illustrates that her campaign fully expected EMILY’s List – a group that supports extreme measures, including partial birth abortion – to invest on Nunn’s behalf. Once again, Michelle Nunn’s campaign is being exposed as the DC consultant driven fraud that it is.”

During the runoff, Nunn offered Perdue and Jack Kingston a deal to reject all outside spending. She was rebuffed, though the campaign’s leaked internal memos showed that she expected outside help all along.

109 comments
bee nee
bee nee

 jack kingston was the only one that was trying to do away with the income tax and free the invisible locks on our hands and feet.  can you say the same for nunn or Perdue?

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

This is an exciting development in the campaign. Perdue will win, but I like the idea of conservatives having to vote, once again, for a character like this guy.

I keep reading posts about Perdue being qualified because he was a successful businessman. I ask you all to reevaluate him though.

Being a good businessman is not about making money. It is about running a business so your employees can earn a living, pay their mortgage, and make a future for their children.

We know he didn't do that with at least one example. He couldn't turn the company around because he really doesn't know business. ..he just knows how to make money for himself.

JAWJA
JAWJA

Perdues chickens are coming home  to roost.

JaySly
JaySly

how many billions did barack hand to the corrupt, failed management and unions at general motors, just to keep unions happy and get all those votes???  with the wall st bank bailouts, the worse economic decision in the history of american business!!!  not to worry---taxpayers will pay whatever the govt orders!

Hera
Hera

Newt left office when SlickWilly was in office.  Slick Willy got four more years, GW got eight and BO has had six.  So 18 years ago a law was passed that made the mill Purdue ran not profitable. 

After you take Econ 101 feel free to read some American Political History.

Or not and just keep voting for Democrats.  They love voters like you.

You gave us hope and change with BO!!

Have you considered blaming BO for the mill closing instead of Newt?  Or perhaps the Dali Lama? 


Hera
Hera

If the mill made a profit it would still be open.

Please take Econ 101.

partlycloudy
partlycloudy

Perdue didn't have to make a payroll with that mill after he closed it down and fired all the workers.

Hera
Hera

Government agencies should be run within their budget!!!!!  What a fabulous idea.  I guess when a businessman is forced to operate his business within a budget that is a good idea too.  Oh, I forgot.  Public agencies have Congresspeople who just keep raising and raising their budgets and stupid private worker folks just keep paying for it.

I wish all those people who think money comes from Government would please go to a Socialistic Country and leave those few of us in America that want to practice Capitalism alone.  Without the burden of Government all Americans would be so much better off.  That is why people are crossing our borders illegally minute after minute. 

Why don't they go to Cuba or Russia or IRAN OR IRAQ instead!!!! Why come here to steal Tax Payer dollars??

partlycloudy
partlycloudy

While the ad with Zig Zag Zell is good, I think the ad with all the people who lost their jobs when Perdue closed down their mill is a great ad.  Real people telling what Perdue did to them and their town so he could take the millions and run.  

ThisKevin
ThisKevin

Do you know how many abortions could be performed for that $1M!  You could kill all kinds of babies with that money.

GaBlue
GaBlue

I wish people would get over the trite and absurd notion that government should be run like a business, by businessmen. It's NOT a business! It's not supposed to run like one. Yes, it contains agencies that employ people, have measurable goals and outcomes, and should operate within their budgets, but the government responsible for these agencies is NOT a business!

Hera
Hera

Ms. Nunn never had to make a payroll.  Never had to pay taxes.  Never had to produce a product and make a profit.  Ms. Nunn, just like our President Obama, took a salary from some government or non-profit (that means people gave them money and they got grants paid for with tax dollars from people who were forced to contribute- like union workers) and went on their merry way.  Laws meant nothing.  Economics meant nothing.  All they had to do was smile and ask for donations and people donated and they spent the money giving it to others and their friends and family.  The IRS never bothered them because they toed the Democrat line of take from anybody and give to the people who will vote you into office.

Now Mr. Perdue did things differently.  He took the hard jobs in the real world.  When you do that you have to make hard adult decisions and NOT EVERYBODY is happy.  Mr. Perdue did not take tax dollars and give it to his employees.  When a profit could not be made he closed down companies and moved them to where a profit could be made.

Let us talk about that for a second  The Democrats have made making a profit in America almost a sin.  They also have made it as hard as possible.  Other countries welcome investment and jobs.  America whines and screams for BENEFIT and LIVING Wages regardless of the profitability of the private industry who pays the bills.

I am sure the people who lost their jobs are unhappy.  But maybe they have to face the fact that they need to re-skill and get another job.  Otherwise they can just get in line for more food stamps and welfare and keep voting for those Democrats that bring NOTHING to an area except more cost and debt.

Some day soon the Democrats will realize when they run out of workers in the private sector there will be no one left to pay all the workers in the Public sectors and the grifters who do not work at all. k

td1234
td1234

@Baumer_1 Running a business is to maximize the profits of the shareholder. Wages and benefits for any employee that is hired is calculated into the formula as to how to best benefit the company not the employee. If the employee brings a high skill set to the employers then he/she will command a higher salary than a non skilled worker. 


It is not the companies responsibility or obligation to be a social safety net for its employees. It is up to the individual to the necessary steps to provide for their family.   

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 It's not funny td1234.  What happened in Ferguson is not a laughing matter.  At least to all the decent Americans in this country it is not. Dr. King did absolutely nothing and still got the dog $h!t kicked out of him by cops and slammed in jailed so what is your point?  It does not matter what you do or what you don't do.  Small police departments in small places like Ferguson were infiltrated when Dr. King was living, they still are there and that is why they are so militarized.  The young man that killed Michael Brown is what white supremacy looks like in this country today. White, young, bald and a teenager is dead.  The change will come when minorities in places like Ferguson register to vote, start to vote and get people like the prosecutor, judges and police department in Ferguson out of power and out of office.  

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@td1234 


In other words, td supports police brutality.  


That is all I take away from his post.  As humorous as the clip might be, what is happening in MO is a serious matter.


And the rioters/looters are not protesters.  They are thieving opportunists (aka capitalists) who have no regard for the laws of man and only pursue their material self-interests.


The protesters are fulfilling an important civic duty.  All of the evidence suggests that a young man was denied his due-process rights by a police officer and they, we, want answers and accountability.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@JaySly


Oh yeah, not to mention Congress passed the legislation. Perhaps it is time you took a remedial class in American Government.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@JaySly


I think you have your facts absolutely incorrect. That money went to the purchase of stock (as collateral for loans)...which is an investor side interest.


And it has been paid back.  Another win for reasonable people over nut-job conservative dooms-dayers.

honested
honested

@Hera 

Quite fluent in Econ 101, and the failure of 'supply side' as well.

Why would I blame the President for the errors of the failed former Speaker of the House who resigned in disgrace?

I do, however with the President had pursued 'clawbacks' from the investment bankers who dang near killed the country but got to keep the money they stole.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Hera @Hera  wish all those people who think money comes from Government would please go to a Socialistic Country and leave those few of us in America that want to practice Capitalism alone.


How the hell can you? and what gives you the nerve to bring your a$$ on here?  lecturing anyone about government money when the wall street bailouts cost tax payers $29 Trillion at the end of the day and your guy (David Perdue) loves wall street bailout?  Perdue argued that some bailouts can be good, like the Wall Street bailout.  Seriously, if a bank and company has to depend on my freaking tax dollar to get their $h!t together once $h!t hits the fan what in that says that you, Perdue and all the other obfuscating, babbling fools are successful at what you do?  $29 trillion!  I do not think any illegal alien, welfare queen or unemployment check has every cost this country that amount of money.  Folks stop listening to and allowing the grand ole party to accuse liberals of being the drunk sailor in Washington on a spending spree when they are the biggest looters of the American tax dollar.  Next up for discussion are the Farm Subsidies to rich farmers.  How about it @Hera are you ready for that one?

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@Hera


"If the mill made a profit it would still be open."


If it were managed better perhaps it would have been profitable.  Nevertheless, that doesn't change the fact that profitable companies shut-down all the time.  Ever hear of a liquidation?


Perhaps you should take Econ 101...you might learn that that particular field is about economies, not individual businesses.  


Then take a few business classes.  Perhaps some that focus on historical items like the corporate raiders of the '80s.  Buying a business, borrowing as much as you can on its credit, but laying off the labor supply and selling all assets before filling for bankruptcy is a quick way to make a ton of money.  Far more than you can make with steady profits.


And you can usually complete this process in a matter of a few months if you have buyers waiting.

honested
honested

@Hera 

If we hadn't listened to nut getrich and passed NAFTA this the mill would have been 'profitable'.

honested
honested

@Hera 

Maybe we should budget accurately (you know, with enough money to do the job) then raise the revenue necessary (yep TAXES) to pay the bills without any additional interest.

You see, Government is NOT a business and only a fool assumes different.

GaBlue
GaBlue

@Hera


Please only drive on the portion of the highways that your own personal capitalist tax dollars purchased. I have decided I don't want you driving on my portion, and doing so equates to stealing. Stay off. Thanks!  (And yes, that makes as much sense as anything you've posted today.)

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@Hera  Bush was a businessman and a disaster as president

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@Hera  Bush was a businessman...and look at the utter disaster of his presidency...


StephenBroadhead
StephenBroadhead

@Hera The government make a profit eh? Kind of like what Bill Clinton did in the 90's right? I suppose you will say it was just luck huh? 


If we ran the government like a private business only the wealthy people would be served. Businesses do not care if you are under served, under privileged, or wronged, whereas a government does. 


Republicans are such hypocrites and they are so quick to forget all that the government does for us. Did you drive a car today on a public road? You can thank your government for that. 

CJKatl
CJKatl

@Hera Nunn will not have to make payroll as a Senator, either. Perdue has no experience heading something like a Senate office. You wouldn't hire a plumber to perform surgery. With that said, the job of Senator isn't as hard as either being a plumber or a surgeon. As far as ability to do the job, I believe both are qualified, but that's a low bar. 


I'm more concerned about what they intend to do once in DC. Is Nunn going to vote for and with Reid? Is Perdue going to be an obstructionist or reach across the aisle? These are the things neither one wants to address, although Perdue's shutting out the Chamber of Commerce shows an independent streak that is promising. 

LHardingDawg
LHardingDawg

@Hera  Well said Hera.


Pillowtex, is one of the companies that went bankrupt on me but I'm not blaming Perdue because he had nothing to do with it. NAFTA did. Other textiles companies that went bankrupt on me at the same time was Swift Textiles, Fieldcrest Canon Mills, West Point Foundry and Machine Co., Bibb Company, West Point Stevens, and Johnston Textiles.  David Perdue also had nothing to do with those companies going under.


What he does have is business sense and that is what we need in Washington. Enough with the community organizing. We already know that doesn't work.

larryauerbach
larryauerbach

@td1234 @Baumer_1 If the sole objective of a business is to maximize profit, then that really does not provide helpful experience for being a U.S. Senator.  Whatever you think the government should do, making a profit is not on the list.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

No. But fortunately, td, you are not successful enough to burden the world with your fascist ideology.

Unfortunately, td-esque simpletons are given power...and their selfish behavior causes system collapse. Like when the subprime mortgage industry brought down the entire financial system and wreaked misery on tens of millions of Americans. But, according to td, that was an economic utopia.

Personally, and like all real Americans, I believe patriots feel responsible for their fellow citizens (well, all mankind really). But I am also willing to admit that I didn't get to where I am on own. Nobody does...not even you td.

I know you won't take any advise offered by others...but when you care about your employees, encourage them, and take an interest in their lives (when you treat them as something more than a means to profit) they work harder, they feel vested in the company, and they genuinely don't want to disappoint. Because money is not the only motivation. It is only a motovation for miserable people.

honested
honested

@td1234 @Baumer_1 

Wow you have a point.

Business exemptions should lose their tax exemptions immediately because, in the eyes of modern business, they are only a method to reduce employees to chattel.

Thanks td, sometimes you make a point even when it isn't the point you intended!

Chuck_UGA
Chuck_UGA

Oh, you're just racist and bigoted against the working class. Don't you know companies exist to support the general populace? If you have more than enough of something (by my definition), you owe it to me to give me some of yours (my fair share).

And who says we aren't rapidly heading towards a neo-Communist society in America? It's all in the grand plan of the Democratic Party.

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser @td1234 Total BS. From the reports I have read so far, the kid robbed a store and ten minutes later attacked a police officer and you want to blame the officer because he is white. 


If these reports are true then the police officer was justified and kid suffered the consequences of his actions. Race had absolutely NOTHING to do with it. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Baumer_1 @td1234 Yes he does.  He has had a burning desire to talk about this from day one because when he looks at the cops in Ferguson it's like looking in the mirror at himself.  I wish he would go to Ferguson so they can kick the dog $h!t out of him.

td1234
td1234

@Baumer_1 @td1234 Now which of these rules did Mr. Brown break? I count two from the reports that I have read. 


From what I have seen the police officer was justified and all the people protesting this are out of line. 

td1234
td1234

@CJKatl @Hera Perdue has made businesses run with a limited amount of money and has been able to give the greatest possible return on investment to the stakeholders in the company. 


These are the same qualities the majority of Georgians want him to take to DC to represent the taxpayer. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser He stole cigars td1234 how many white kids steal from corner stores and how many are dead? The store owner says he never called the cops so how did the skin head know about him stealing?  What's total BS is your's, Rush's, Fox News and the cops story.  Folks see how td1234 is making shop lifting cigars into a robbery charge. This is what fox news and Rush does all day, lie and obfuscate, always skirting around the truth for sensationalism. Now tell me why no one else on here does not see td1234 for what he is besides me?

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @Baumer_1 Occasionally I watch cops and I can't count the number of times I have seen WHITE criminals confront, scream, hit, bite, fight  and spit on a cop I have yet to see any of them dead.  So again td1234 what the hell is your point?  

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@td1234


I seriously doubt any of the 'accounts' the public has been made aware of are accurate.  


All we know for certain was that Brown was shot 6 times, at least two of which were defensive wounds (including the kill shot to the top of his head), and he was unarmed.


Protesting is never out of line. It is a constitutional right protected by the 1st Amendment liberty to assemble.  Even if we learn that the officer was not in the wrong, the protests are not out of line.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@td1234


These are the same qualities the majority of Georgians want him to take to DC to represent the taxpayer.


How? Cutting spending provides no return.  Getting a return means bringing home 'the bacon'...aka pork. And you people have made it clear that you want GA to be a dirt road state.

honested
honested

@td1234 @CJKatl @Hera 

sonny's cousin has swooped in at just the right time to pick the bones and send the employees packing.

The Majority of Georgians want Government to Function.

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser According to reports, he PHYSICALLY attacked a cop. Please tell us how in your world that is in any shape or form does not justify the police officer from stopping the aggression with any means possible? 


I bet you are still one of the ones that believes Zimmerman is guilty? 

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser Really? I am again calling BS. I am way older than you but I have never seen any criminal in GA (White or black) shot by law enforcement. I have seen both white and black thugs get the crap beat out of them when they were confrontational to police and I personally believe they suffered the consequences for the actions they took. 


The bottom line is if you are confronted by law enforcement then keep you damn mouth shut and do not become confrontational and attack the officer and nothing will happen to you.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@StraightNoChaser


His point is that it is ok for cops to beat up black people.  That black people should expect it and conform to the conservative-authoritarian archetype if they want this to stop.


Sean Hannity has been screaming it for days: "stop being yourselves and start acting more like me."  Like Hannity, td just wants everyone to wash away our own culture and individual idiosyncrasies then conform to their view of what 'the good society' looks like: no diversity, total obedience, no dissent, and unrelenting loyalty to an authoritarian leader.

td1234
td1234

@Baumer_1 @td1234 I did not say the protest are unconstitutional I said they are out of line in this situation considering the accounts I have read. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser Zimmerman is karma just has not caught up with his a$$ yet but it's coming.  Why did he confront the teen?  The store owner never called him about a cigar theft (.99 cent).  That story is a lie so why did he confront the teen?  I get it WWB (walking while black). What's the deal with folk just walking up on someone minding their own business and the person they walked up on ending up dead then they want to get away with murder.  Bottom line is if he and Zimmerman had mind their business two black teenagers would be alive today.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

Other reports say otherwise. F'in media.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@td1234


Well I am older than you and I seem to vividly remember a certain tragedy at Kent State.


You may not be comfortable standing up for your rights...or even support those rights. But when police officers are out of line, they need to be held to account.


Wearing that stupid badge and feeling empowered by those little guns gives a police officer no right to treat the civilians they are supposed to respect and protect with indignity.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Baumer_1 Sean Hannity is a proven racist he paled with Hal Turner (white supremacist).  Anyone that is relying on anything Sean Hannity says about race as the golden rule or truth need their head examined any way.  Seriously, Sean Hannity gave Rick Perry the bright idea of sitting on the Texas border with a machine gunned trained on the illegal kids coming into this country (hell the two of them took a picture grinning from ear to ear of the moment).  Fast forward now Rick Perry (R) has been indicted, finger printed and mug shot as a felon.  See what Sean Hannity's friendship and loser ideas have cost him.  I will bet my money that photo and indictment have a lot in common, it was despicable. I wonder what td1234 thinks about the newest member to the governor hall of shame. 

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@td1234


that is you inserting your worldview into a situation you really don't care about.

td1234
td1234

@StraightNoChaser Like I thought you see everything in color and therefore any opinion given is biased and should be taken with a grain of salt. 


Zimmerman was found justified in using reasonable force to stop an attack by a jury of his peers. For anyone to state today that it was murder is proof that they are to biased to be believed. 

td1234
td1234

@Baumer_1 @td1234 And where did I say Kent state (BTW those were white kids) was justified? 


This is totally a different situation. From reports, this kid robbed a store and attacked a cop (I am hearing now that his fingerprints are on the gun) and to say that his death at that point would not be justified is total BS. 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser I know everything I need to know about Ferguson.  It's 75% black and the police department is white.  Police patrols were first created in 1704 to police slaves on plantations and hunt slaves.  What part of the creation of police and the history of polices does not directly relate to race?  What's understood does not need to be explained.  Once again td1234 you have twisted, lied and spewed right wing talking points.  If my race had a history like yours I would want to run from it too but I refuse to let you do that.  If I am biased the history books made me that way.

honested
honested

@td1234 @StraightNoChaser 

zimmerman murdered an unarmed man.

He should hope I am right and you are wrong, otherwise, not even death will free him from what your people believe.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

The cop didn't know he was a suspect.

My point about Kent State, and Selma is a good example too, is that we the People shouldn't have to conform to a behavioral model preferred by the police.

If the police don't like it, deal with it.

This is the kind of government over reach that scares the hell out of me...and every progressive.

Nobody is reporting that Browns prints were on the gun, fyi.

td1234
td1234

@Baumer_1 No but we the people should conform to a decency model of behavior as established by the people we elect to represent us in both local, state and Federal governments. 


From what I have read about this case then Mr. Brown was not conforming to any civilized model of behavior and when he physically attacked an officer of the law then the officer was justified in using deadly force.