Democrat Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn lost by a wide margin in the recent midterm election where she was vying for the open senate seat vacated by retiring GOP Senator Saxby Chambliss. Throughout the election, Democrats pushed polls loudly echoed in the media as showing the race between Nunn and David Purdue, the governor’s brother, was close with Nunn even leading at times. Activist Keith Mann suggests, however; he state GOP party acknowledged they never bought into the hype because Nunn’s candidacy was never fully embraced by the Democrat party which would certainly have been the case if it stood a real shot at winning.
That said, Nunn ended up surprising members of both parties for her political skills. No one disputes the fact that she grew immensely in the campaign. She ended up being skillful at fund raising having pulled together $14 million. If it weren’t for the drag President Obama had on the recent elections, she may have fared better. Nunn was by no means the type of empty suit candidate Democrats ran in Red states back in 2006. She proved she has both substance and style. This has Democrats speculating about her possible future in the party for upcoming elections. However, Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Bennet, who met privately with Nunn, admitted that the 2016 elections were not a topic they discussed.