Michelle Nunn Greets Macon Lunch Crowd

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Michelle Nunn campaigned for U.S. Senate in Macon on Thursday.

She said this was her first campaign stop as a Democratic Senate hopeful since she announced her candidacy earlier this week. She was born in Macon and lived in Perry as a child.

Nunn is the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn.

She ate at a downtown Macon lunch spot, Jeneane's, met with local Democrats, shook hands with the lunch crowd, then gave interviews at Macon City Hall.

Speaking with 13WMAZ, Nunn said she'd like to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, which her father chaired. 

And she said she'd like to end sequestration-ordered furloughs for civilian defense workers, including thousands at nearby Robins Air Force Base. She said there are other ways to cut.

Nunn said she would also like to be on the Senate Agriculture Committee.

State Rep. Nikki Randall hosted Nunn at Jeneane's, a spot popular with politicians, lawyers and other downtown workers. 

Others Democrats who lunched with Nunn: Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, council member Tom Ellington, and party activists Al Tillman and Steve Allen.

Nunn announced this week she will leave her job heading a foundation to run for U.S. Senate. 

Nunn has most recently served as president of the Points of Light Foundation, which was inspired by President George H.W. Bush's call for a "thousand points of light" of neighbor helping neighbor.

Nunn is the second Democrat to announce for the Senate seat. Atlanta doctor Branko Radulovacki is also seeking the position.

Several Republicans are in the race.

They include Reps. Paul Broun of Athens, Phil Gingrey of Marietta and Jack Kingston of Savannah, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel and businessman David Perdue.  

 

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