Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA — After months of hearing about Republican candidates in an upcoming U.S. Senate race, the first high-profile Democrat has entered the fray.
Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, announced her campaign in the 2014 race on Facebook Tuesday.
“I’m running for Senate because I’ve seen firsthand the power of citizens to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of those around them,” Nunn posted.
Nunn is the CEO and founder of Points of Light, a nonprofit dedicated to volunteerism. Her father served in the Senate from 1972 to 1996, including as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Nunn joins Atlanta doctor Branko Radulovacki as the only announced Democrats in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss in 2014. Republican candidates include U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Jack Kingston and Phil Gingrey and former Secretary of State Karen Handel.