Michelle Nunn Won’t Commit To Backing Harry Reid


Michelle Nunn, Georgia’s Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, refused to say if she’d support Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) to stay on as Democratic leader.

Her remarks, reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday, came after a debate with Republican nominee David Perdue, when the question was posed to her. Here’s what she’s quoted as saying in response:

“I look forward to changing the composition in the leadership of the Senate. The way that we’re going to change Washington is to bring more people to recognize – to have the humility to recognize – that there are good ideas on both sides of the aisle…

“I will vote for the Democratic leader that I think best represents our capacity to get things done and move things forward. …”

Nunn’s dodge reflects her predicament between the voters of deep-red Georgia, where Reid and President Obama are unpopular, and the Reid-controlled campaign machine that is working hard to elect her.


Sahil Kapur is TPM's senior congressional reporter and Supreme Court correspondent. His articles have been published in the Huffington Post, The Guardian and The New Republic. Email him at sahil@talkingpointsmemo.com and follow him on Twitter at @sahilkapur.