Left to cope without the party’s top possible recruit, conservative Democratic Rep. John Barrow, who announced he would seek reelection to the House over a Senate bid, Georgia Democrats are now poised to nominate their own Colbert Busch: Michelle Nunn, a prominent nonprofit strategist who boasts a gilded surname in these parts.
Nunn’s father, Sam, once held the Senate seat up for grabs in next year’s race, but she claims no personal experience in the political arena and, like the Colbert Busch experiment, would likely pitch voters a technocratic vision of public service.
But Republicans say that formula has already been tested by voters whose conservative orientation closely mirrors the public sentiment found in Georgia.
The problem, of course, is that the Democrats don’t want to nominate candidates that can easily win statewide races in states that aren’t on the East or West Coasts.
…And that’s about it, really.
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