3:11 PM, Jul 24, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
See update below.
Michelle Nunn is the daughter of former Georgia senator Sam Nunn, and the Democrat is running this November to follow in her father's footsteps. The younger Nunn is a native of Perry, Georgia, but she grew up and went to school in the Washington, D.C., area while her father served in the Senate. That could explain why the Democrat incorrectly identified the state of Georgia's motto. From the Associated Press (emphasis added):
At her stops, Nunn massaged her usual critique of partisan rancor to fit Perdue. “We’re going to give voters something different, as opposed to what they saw the last nine weeks” during the bitter Republican runoff. “Georgia’s motto is ‘Union, Justice, Moderation,’” she reminded her supporters. “I think those are pretty good values.”
The actual motto is "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation." The motto can be found on the state seal and the state flag.
For the open Senate seat in Georgia, Nunn faces Republican David Perdue, who defeated congressman Jack Kingston in the GOP runoff this week.
Update: The AP reporter covering the speech writes in to say his transcription of the Nunn quotation was in error. Upon reviewing his recording, the reporter says that Nunn said the correct motto of "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation."
12:00 AM, Jul 24, 2014 • By FRED BARNES
Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s another advantage: the generally high quality of their candidates. This wasn’t the case in 2010 and 2012, when Republicans blew chances to capture the Senate.
Will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.10:30 AM, Jul 23, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in Georgia Tuesday. Perdue defeated Republican congressman Jack Kingston, who had the backing of much of the party establishment in Georgia, most of the Republican House delegation, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
8:01 AM, May 28, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In the lead-up to Georgia's July 22 GOP runoff election for U.S. Senate, Congressman Jack Kingston of Savannah has received an endorsement from the Heisman Trophy-winning University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker. Walker, a Georgia native and star running back of UGA's undefeated 1980 season, says in a new ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he cares "deeply about Georgia's future."
"Thats why I want my friend, Jack Kingston, carrying the ball for us in Washington," says Walker. Watch the ad below:
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:10 PM, May 21, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the recent primary elections and how they're bad news for Democrats seeking to run against an "extremist" GOP.
1:40 PM, May 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Two Democratic members of the House of Representatives have said Eric Shinseki, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, should resign amid reports of the neglect of sick and injured veterans at VA hospitals around the country.
John Barrow and David Scott, both of Georgia, have said Shinseki ought to step down. Scott also indicated he believes there's no need for another internal review, despite President Obama's call for such. Jamie Dupree reports:
11:58 PM, May 20, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Associated Press reports that former CEO David Perdue and congressman Jack Kingston won first and second place, respectively, in Tuesday's Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Georgia. Because Perdue, at 30 percent, did not win an outright majority, both he and Kingston (who got 26 percent) will face off in a runoff election for the GOP nomination on July 22. Fewer than 25,000 votes separated Perdue and Kingston.
9:35 AM, May 20, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
If there’s one thing we know about today’s Georgia Republican primary for U.S. Senate, it’s that we really don’t know who will win. Or, more precisely, we don’t know which candidates will come in first and second to proceed to the inevitable runoff election in July. With five major candidates in the running, it’s unlikely the winner will get the necessary 50 percent support to avoid a runoff. So even after today, we still won’t know who will be the Republican nominee in November.
1:09 PM, May 19, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is coasting to victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, while her Republican opponent won't likely be decided until the July 22 runoff. With a contentious, crowded GOP field getting most of the attention, Nunn has been able to stay out of the spotlight.
4:54 PM, May 14, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With just days before Georgia's May 20 primary election, the leading Republican candidate has suggested he would support raising taxes as a way to fix the economy. Speaking to editorial board of the Macon Telegraph, businessman David Perdue said he supports "both" curbing government spending and increasing revenue. When a member of the board pointed out that "increasing revenue" is a euphemism for "raising taxes," Perdue reportedly "chuckled."
3:10 PM, May 13, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new internal poll of the Georgia Republican primary for U.S. Senate finds David Perdue, Karen Handel, and Jack Kingston all within a few points of each other. The poll conducted by Rosetta Stone Communications on behalf of the Handel campaign, found Perdue leading the pack with 22 percent support, with Handel just behind at 20 percent and Kingston in a close third at 18 percent.
1:06 PM, May 1, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Georgia shows former secretary of state Karen Handel moving into a statistical tie for first place with businessman David Perdue, inching ahead of congressman Jack Kingston. The poll found among likely voters, Perdue has 22 percent support, Handel has 21 percent, and Kingston has 17 percent. Additionally, congressmen Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey polled at 14 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Eleven percent say they are undecided.
11:02 AM, Apr 29, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Savannah-based congressman Jack Kingston is getting some support in his bid for the U.S. Senate in Georgia by way of a new ad from the Chamber of Commerce. The ad calls Kingston a "consistent conservative." Watch it below:
Kingston, a 12-term House member, earned the Chamber's endorsement for the GOP primary earlier this month.
1:46 PM, Apr 28, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Michelle Nunn, the likely Democratic nominee for Senate in Georgia, has a new ad that explores her biography. The daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, the younger Nunn points out that while she played basketball like her father, she did not follow him into politics.
"Instead, I devoted my life to raising a family and building volunteer organizations," says Nunn. "And I went on to become CEO of President Bush's Points of Light Foundation." Watch the ad below, which features a cameo of her father: