Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn (GA) attempted to brush off leaked documents extensively laying out her campaign strategy by saying this went way beyond the transparency she had anticipated.
“I always thought I wanted to run an open and transparent campaign but this has gone beyond what I anticipated or intended,” Nunn said according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Nunn’s comments published on Thursday come after National Review reported on a massive clump of documents and memos laying out recommendations and analysis for Nunn’s campaign for Senate, which said that Nunn’s strategy would include reaching out to African-American voters. The documents were posted online for a brief period of time in December and were reported by National Review on Monday.
Jeff DiSantis, Nunn’s campaign manager, responded to the leaked documents by saying they were drafts.
“Like all good plans, they change,” DiSantis said in a statement. Nunn somewhat repeated DiSantis to the Journal-Constitution.
“First of all, the set of memos were a set of advice that I was getting from a variety of folks. I’m getting advice every day from everybody parents to friends to my children,” Nunn said. “The nature of campaigns is every evolving, but what’s remained constant is we’re focused on talking about a collaborative approach and the importance of bipartisanship and problem-solving. And changing the culture in Washington. That’s what we talked about from the beginning.”
Nunn is facing Businessman David Perdue in the general election for United States Senate. The TPM Polltracker average currently gives Perdue a 6.7 point lead over Nunn.