Michelle Nunn meets Republican David Perdue in the general election for U.S. Senate seat. | News
Less than 24 hours after Georgia's primary season ended, Democrat Michelle Nunn headed to the Rookery in Macon for some bacon and pimento cheese served up with a side of politics.
Nunn, a Houston County native, captured the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia's May 20 primary election. Her general election, fellow Houston County native David Perdue, won the Republican nomination by defeating U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston in Tuesdays primary runoff.
Nunn hit the campaign trail in Atlanta Wednesday morning. In mid-afternoon, she arrived in Macon. "We're talking about collaboration and common sense," Nunn said. She sat down in the Rookery to discuss issues with some small business owners and field some of their questions.
Macon was the fourth stop on her tour.
Perdue also hit the ground running by attacking Nunn and trying to tie her to the Obama administration. Nunn, however, said the race isn't about the President. It's about who would best represent Georgia, she said.
"I know they're tired of what they've been hearing over the last nine weeks during the runoff," Nunn said. "I hope that we can have a different tone and a different conversation with Georgians about what it really means to create change in Georgia.
While she supports the Affordable Care Act, or Obama care, Nunn said she wants to see some changes.
"We have a tier of insurance we need to expand for families, low income families that really need a more affordable tier of insurance," she said. "I also think that we need to extend tax credits to small businesses and we need to repeal the cuts that are threatening our rural hospitals."
During her Macon stop, Nunn's main focus was the economy and jobs. She said if she goes to Washington, she'll work to make sure tax dollars are spent wisely.
"We need to make sure we're making the right investments to grow our economy and that includes investments in things like infrastructure and education as we've talked about, but about we need to make sure we are efficient in our expenditures."
She's looking forward to a positive campaign and said she has qualities Georgians want.
"Pragmatic, moderate and sensible leadership that will focus on problem solving and getting things done," Nunn said.
Nunn resumes her tour Thursday with a morning stop in Valdosta.