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GA Sen: Democrat Michelle Nunn Has Narrow Lead

Michelle Nunn holds a small lead over the Republican candidate

If there is one bright spot for Senate Democrats this year it is Georgia. Every poll in the last week has found Michelle Nunn with a small lead over Republican David Perdue. Nunn is performing much better than you would expect a Democrat to in a state won by Mitt Romney in 2012 when the overall election climate for Democrats bad.

The last CNN/ORC poll found Nunn winning 47 percent of likely voters and David Perdue with 44 percent. Libertarian Amanda Swafford is in third place with five percent, but that is very important given Georgia election laws. If no candidate gets over 50 percent on election day there is a runoff election two months later.

Democrats really want to push Nunn over threshold now because a low turnout runoff election could easily end up favoring Perdue since regular Republicans are much more motivated to vote this year.

If Democrats want to keep control of the Senate this race is a must win at this point.

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