Michelle Nunn ad again features George H.W. Bush; again he’s not pleased

A new ad from Democrat Michelle Nunn in the U.S. Senate race aims to puncture the notion that she is a lackey of President Barack Obama, pointing out that the oft-displayed picture of her with the president in attack ads came from an event honoring President George H.W. Bush.

“Throughout my career, I’ve been able to work with Republicans and Democrats,” Nunn says as images of her with the past four presidents flash across the screen.

But Bush has endorsed Republican David Perdue in the race and had expressed displeasure at the same image being used in a Nunn ad earlier this year. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath was not pleased at the new spot, and sent this via email:

“Michelle and her team have been clearly, repeatedly and consistently told that President Bush did not want them to use his photo as part of this campaign. Apparently, the Nunn team feels they can repeatedly disregard the former president’s wishes, which is very disappointing because it’s so disrespectful.”

Here’s the other new Nunn ad that has been making the rounds, a positive biographical spot about HandsOn Atlanta, in the words of a former elementary school principal:

The two new ads are rotating with attacks on Perdue for outsourcing, via Perdue’s own words and the somewhat ironic words of a Carrollton businessman.


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