A conservative newspaper widely expected to endorse one of the Republicans running for Senate in Georgia has some kind words for Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn.
A recent editorial by the Savannah Morning News’s editorial page said “it’s too bad the national Democratic Party doesn’t field more candidates like Michelle Nunn.”
The editorial went on to say that the fact that Nunn actually hasn’t served in elected office before could serve as an asset.
“But at a time when the approval rating of Congress is a miniscule 9 percent, her lack of experience may not be a big negative. Instead, her background is rooted in the non-profit, volunteer sector.” The Morning News editorial page described that as “a plus.”
“President Obama may have been a ‘community organizer’ before Chicago’s Democratic political machinery transformed him into a big government senator from Illinois,” the editorial continued. “By contract, Ms. Nunn appears to be cut from the JFK kind of Democratic cloth: Ask what you can do for your country, and your community, on your own time and your own dime. Compared to many others in her party in Congress, she’s a refreshing voice.”
Nunn is widely seen as the likely Democratic nominee in the race for outgoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss’s seat. Republicans running for the seat include Reps. Paul Broun, Jack Kingston and Phil Gingrey.