Senate candidates Nunn, Perdue likely to tout midstate ties

BY MIKE STUCKA mstucka@macon.comAugust 9, 2014   Plan to hear more about U.S. Senate…

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mstucka@macon.comAugust 9, 2014

 

Plan to hear more about U.S. Senate candidates’ Michelle Nunn and David Perdue’s ties to Middle Georgia over the next three months.

Both Nunn, a Democrat, and Perdue, a Republican, were born in Macon hospitals and lived for a time in Houston County. Those connections could influence some voters, said Kerwin Swint, chairman of political science and international affairs at Kennesaw State University.

“Their families are from there, and their ties are there,” he said. “A lot of times you get someone from Atlanta and someone from another part of the state.”

But those ties can only stretch back so far. Both candidates have lived elsewhere for decades.

“There’s only so much of a local angle for these two candidates,” Swint said. “It’s going to be a test to see who the area supports, because of allegiances to the families and to the two parties.” …

 

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