Michelle Nunn, the likely Democratic nominee for Senate in Georgia, has released her first 30-second TV ad of the campaign. Nunn is the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, but the ad seeks to introduce her more broadly to voters in Georgia.
"Some people ask me why, with all the dysfunction in Washington, I'm running for Senate," Nunn says in a voiceover. "In the end, I think it comes down to being an optimist."
The video highlights her work with the Points of Light Foundation, featuring a photo of Nunn with Republican president George H.W. Bush. "I've seen the power of individuals to work with businesses, charitable and religious organizations to make change," she says. One shot features a church steeple in the background. Watch the ad below:
"I know things can be better," she says. "I'm MIchelle Nunn. I'm optimistic about Georgia's future."
The ad is the most high-profile appearance Nunn has made in the campaign. With little primary opposition, the Democrat has been relatively quiet while her would-be Republican rivals duke it out in a five-way GOP primary. Nunn has been polling closely with all five Republicans, and the race is seen as a possible opportunity for Democrats to pick up a Republican seat in an otherwise weak Democratic year. Nunn is hoping to replace retiring Republican senator Saxby Chambliss.