Michelle Nunn Slams GOP Rival David Perdue “Working in Real World” Theme (VIDEO)

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Michelle Nunn Slams GOP Rival David Perdue “Working in Real World” Theme (VIDEO) (Photo credit: Video Screengrab)

Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn took a swing at Republican opponent David Perdue in a new campaig ad — a negative ad, that is.

Nunn attacked Perdue’s business career under the “real world” theme. She focused on the outsourcing of jobs at Haggar, massive job losses at Pillowtex and shuttered Georgia plants at Sara Lee, all happening on his watch.

GA Democratic Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn Gets Boost from Carole King

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GA Democratic Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn Gets Boost from Carole King (Photo credit: MichelleNunn.com)

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn’s campaign is getting a boost from singer Carole King. The singer/songwriter is in Atlanta to host a fundraiser and do some charity work on Nunn’s behalf.

Of course, the Republicans couldn’t wait to pounce, noting her background as an environmental activist. Yep, they are trying to make her out as a climate change nutjob. SMH.

This comes as the Democrats are aiming to ratchet up their pressure on Gov. Nathan Deal over his ethics problems and the issue of his executive orders being taken offline. To be fair, some have reappeared after his office got such negative publicity over the matter. Makes one wonder what else is Gov. Deal hiding.

 

CounterPAC Aims to Fight ‘Dark Money’ Spending in Georgia Senate Race

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CounterPAC Aims to Fight ‘Dark Money’ Spending in Georgia Senate Race (Photo credit: CBS Video Screengrab)

GEORGIA SENATE RACE:  Watch out, a wave of outside money spending is set to hit the Georgia Senate race between David Perdue (R) and Michelle Nunn (D) to replace Sen. Saxby Chambliss and one group aims to fight the ‘dark money’ trend in today’s politics.

CounterPAC, a political action committee which is backed by tech entrepreneurs, urged Nunn and Perdue to agree to reject any “dark money” coming from secretive groups.

CounterPAC took out a full-page ad in the Atlanta Journal Constitution as part of its campaign calling on full disclosure of campaign spending. The group is also targeting Senate races in Alaska and West Virginia.

Jim Greer, CounterPAC’s co-founder, said the pledge is “about restoring accountability for voters and agreeing to elections that aren’t manipulated by a flood of secret money.”

Of course, David Perdue is mum on ‘dark money’ spending. Michelle Nunn already came out with a “Peach Pledge,” which is modeled on a similar premise as CounterPAC, but David Perdue’s campaign dismissed it as “empty rhetoric.” Um, so we know exactly where he stands on the issue…

Democrats Boost Fundraising On House GOP Bid to Impeach President Obama

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Democrats Boost Fundraising On House GOP Bid to Impeach President Obama (Photo credit: Donkey Hotey)

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committe collected a record $2.1 million in online donations over the weekend in the best 4-day receipt of the current election cycle, the Washington Post reports. They fundraised off members of the Republican Party who are pushing to impeach President Obama. The impeachment charge is being led by half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

More from the Washington Post:

Democrats have consistently used impeachment — a prospect that has been floated by several prominent conservatives but has not been embraced by most of the Republican establishment — to fill their campaign coffers, and their polling has shown that fear of an impeachment attempt as well as the House GOP’s efforts to sue Obama have the potential to drive midterm voter turnout on the left.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has brought in more than 114,000 donations since Thursday, when the House Rules Committee voted to go forward with a lawsuit contesting Obama’s use of executive action. Some Democrats have suggested that the lawsuit is a temporary stand-in for impeachment proceedings, and the online haul was spurred in part by nine e-mail fundraising pitches that directly mentioned the prospect of a GOP attempt to pursue impeachment.

“Grassroots Democrats across the country see Republican leaders in the House refusing to rule out impeaching the President even as they vote to use taxpayer funds to sue him,” DCCC Chairman Steve Israel told The Washington Post in a written statement Monday. “It’s no surprise that there’s outrage at this dramatic partisan overreach by an historically unpopular Republican Congress.”

So, while people like Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh are sqawking for impeaching and suing President Obama, Americans are saying no to such moves.

Mudslinging: Michelle Nunn Charity Validated Donations to Charity with Alleged Hamas Ties

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Mudslinging: Michelle Nunn Charity Validated Donations to Charity with Alleged Hamas Ties (Photo Credit: MichelleNunn.com)

Here we go…the attacks on U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn has begun! The National Review revealed it got a hold of an internal document drafted for Nunn’s campaign back in December. The document includes her campaign plan, including an issue with a Points of Light connection to a charity that allegedly has ties to Hamas. The Points of Light helped validate thousands of charities for eBay users who wanted to auction items and donate the proceeds to a particular charity, through a service called MissionFish. One of the grops MissionFish validated was Islamic Relief USA, which received $33,000 for individual donors through MissionFish.

More from the National Review Online:

Islamic Relief Worldwide has ties to Hamas, which the U.S. designates as a terrorist organization. In June, Israel banned the charity from operating in the country because, according to Israeli officials, it was funneling cash to Hamas. In 2006, Israelis arrested Islamic Relief Worldwide’s Gaza coordinator, Ayaz Ali. They said he was working to “transfer funds and assistance to various Hamas institutions and organizations.” Ali admitted to cooperating with local Hamas operatives while working in Jordan and, on his computer, Israeli officials found photographs of “swastikas superimposed on IDF symbols,” and of Nazi officials, Osama bin Laden, and al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Islamic Relief USA highlighted the work of Islamic Relief Worldwide in Palestine in its 2012 annual report, in which it talks generally about the work of Islamic Relief charities in the region without drawing a distinction between the branches. The organization has raised eyebrows before. According to a 2012 report, its bank account was closed by UBS and it was “under constant scrutiny by other banks due to nervousness about counterterrorist regulations.”

The group’s terror ties extend beyond Hamas, according to a former Israeli intelligence official. He says that Islamic Relief Worldwide’s country director in Palestine, Muneed Abugazaleh, met in April 2012 with Dr. Omar Shalah, a leader of the terror group Islamic Jihad and of the Riyad al-Saleheen Charitable Society, which is affiliated with the group. He is also the brother of Ramadan Shalah, the leader of Islamic Jihad.

Michelle Nunn’s campaign manager Jeff DiSantis released a statement:

“This was a draft of a document that was written eight months ago. Like all good plans, they change. But what hasn’t changed and is all the more clear today is that Michelle’s opponents are going to mischaracterize her work and her positions, and part of what we’ve always done is to prepare for the false things that are going to be said.

“Michelle has always sought to run a campaign that brings people together and gets Washington focused on the real challenges the country faces. And that’s the kind of Senator she’ll be.”

Republican opponent David Perdue, who has far more baggage then Michelle Nunn could ever imagine, ran a brutal campaign against Jack Kingston. You can expect even more mudslinging coming from his camp the closer we get to the November elections.

Sen. Rand Paul Wants to Restore Federal Role for Government in Voting Rights Act

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Rand Paul Wants to Restore Federal Government Role in Voting Rights Act

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a potential 2016 presidential contender is now walking back his previous position on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He spoke at the National Urban League’s conference in Cincinnati on Friday, saying that he’s one of the good Republicans.

Sen. Rand Paul said, “Not only do I support the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, I’m a Republican who wants to restore a federal role for the government in the Voting Rights Act.”

Sounds like he’s walking back his previous claim that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a case of federal over-reach. If he cares so much about the Voting Rights Act, why didn’t he sign on as a co-sponsor of the Voting Rights Amendment Act that would help repair some of the damage the Supreme Court dealt when it obliterated Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act? Sen. Paul was as quiet as a little mouse when SCOTUS gutted a portion of the VRA.

Let’s not forget while Sen. Rand Paul has said that some parts of the new requirements for voters, such as having photo ID, to cast a ballot are too strict, he hasn’t actually renounced the laws. Sounds to me like he’s trying to get the black vote by walking back a number of his positions that affect the black community. In other words, he’s laying the groundwork for 2016. Still, Rand Paul can’t run from his record and blacks shouldn’t be fooled by him.

Singer Cher tweeted “minorities beware” of Sen. Rand Paul for his position on the Civil Rights Act. She also tweeted that blacks were once not welcome at lunch counters during the Civil Rights era. She may have watched Rachel Maddow’s show before sending the tweet. Maddow reminded us of Sen. Paul’s objections to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when he first ran for the U.S. Senate:

Here’s Cher Twitter rant:

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Cher Tells Minorities Beware of Sen. Rand Paul as 2016 Presidential Candidate

LMAO: Soon-To-Be Ex-Rep. Michele Bachmann Mulling 2016 Presidential Run

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LMAO: Soon-To-Be Ex-Rep. Michele Bachmann Mulling 2016 Presidential Run (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Tea Party wingnut and soon-to-be former Rep. Michele Bachmann says she may run for the presidency in 2016. Really? What a mockery of the electoral process. Yeah, she’s bringing crazy back to the GOP.

Bachmann told RealClearPolitics, “The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running. They haven’t speculated, for instance that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run.” Once again, another Republicans, clearly detached from reality is trying to hijack the electoral process by staging another clown show.

The last thing Michele Bachmann needs is to hire a campaign staff for any election. We know how that went in the 2012 presidential campaign. She claims the next time she runs, she will need a more loyal campaign team behind her, “I haven’t made a decision one way or another if I’m going to run again, but I think the organization is probably the key.” “To have an organization and people who surround you who are loyal, who are highly competent, who know how to be able to run the ball down the field in state after state — because now I think the primary process will be very different this time. It will tighten up; it will be a much shorter run than it was before.” Um, yeah, whatever.

She really thinks so very little of voters if she thinks she can jive her way into another election considering the mess that unfolded in the last presidential election cycle. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, are being investigated by the FBI for possible money laundering and mail and wire fraud. There’s more…The FBI also turned over some information the Justice Department concerning her campaign illegally coordinating with Super PACS.

David Perdue Defeats Jack Kingston to Win GOP Nomination for U.S. Senate

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David Perdue Defeats Jack Kingston to Win GOP Nomination for U.S. Senate (Credit: David Perdue for Senate)

Former CEO David Perdue defeats Rep. Jack Kingston to win Georgia’s Republican US Senate nomination. Kingston conceded the race and now Perdue will meet Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn. Kingston was backed by Karen Handel, Erick Erickson and Fox News host Sean Hannity. David Perdue has a 51 percent lead to Jack Kingston’s 49 percent, which is over 8,000 votes.

David Perdue is Mitt Romney-lite. He oversaw gender-based wage discrimination as CEO of Dollar General. The company ended up paying $15.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought against the company by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of female store managers who were discriminated against and paid less than their male counterparts. Dollar General was also forced to pay nearly $74,000 to former employee Martha Bryant after a district court found she was fired for invoking the Family Medical Leave Act. Perdue also oversaw the closure of U.S. factories while vice president of menswear manufacturer Haggar. This will be a very interesting race.

Mother Jones: “Dollar General faced another significant lawsuit under Perdue, brought by some 2,000 current and former employees who in 2006 claimed that the company had made them managers in name only so it could deny them overtime they would have earned as store clerks. In 2013, Dollar General agreed in mediation to pay the ex-employees up to $8.5 million. That settlement awaits court approval.”

Emily’s List:  “Perdue may claim his leadership abilities have been shown through his business experience, but his business record is nothing to brag about. When he resigned after just 7 months at Pillowtex in North Carolina, the company shut down and 4,000 workers lost their jobs, the largest single job-loss in the state’s history. And his tenure at Dollar General clearly shows that his leadership style is not the kind that Georgians are looking for.”

Thanks to David Perdue, Georgia is now a battleground state and the Democrats may see a flip with a Michelle Nunn win.

Democrat Michelle Nunn Has Commanding Lead in Georgia Senate Race

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Democrat Michelle Nunn Has Commanding Lead in Georgia Senate Race (Photo credit: MichelleNunn.com)

Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn has a commanding lead over potential Republican candidates Rep. Jack Kingston and David Perdue in the Georgia U.S. Senate race. A poll by released Landmark Communications on Sunday finds against Rep. Jack Kingston, she is up by eight points, 49% to 41%. The same poll also shows her leading businessman David Perdue 48% to 42%.

David Perdue and Jack Kingston are heading into a GOP primary runoff on Tuesday. Kingston has a seven-point lead over Perdue, 48% to 41%. While Nunn holds leads against both men, the thought is that she’d prefer to face Kingston in the general election. Atlanta-based political analyst Bill Crane had the following to say after this poll was released.

Michelle Nunn winning the seat would be a damper on the GOP’s quest to win control of the Senate in November. The Republican Party would need to win six seats in the midterm elections to become the majority in the Senate. Losing the seat held by Saxby Chambliss, which Michelle Nunn and her two potential rivals are competing for, would mean the GOP would be virtually unable to win control.

Democrats also have a good chance of flipping Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) seat. He is in a tough race against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Polls show the two are in a virtual tie. I drove through Kentucky last week and was amused to see a “Ditch Mitch” bumper sticker.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Looking More Like a Presidential Candidate

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Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Looking More Like a Presidential Candidate (Credit: Wikipedia)

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is looking more and more like a possible Democratic presidential candidate and he’s putting some distance between himself and President Obama, particularly on the border crisis and the undocumented children streaming across the borders. Watch out Hillary, maybe the nomination isn’t yours for the taking.

O’Malley believes these children, or “refugees” as he calls them, should be able to make “their case for protection and asylum.” He said sending them back would be “contrary to everything we stand for as a people.”

He dinged President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying they could “at least have done a better job” of building partnerships with the Central American countries where the children are coming from. These countries are ravaged by gang violence. He said, “We have failed to be good partners and neighbors,” Buzzfeed reports.

Martin O’Malley is presenting himself as an alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016, if she decides to run. He’s banking on the party dissing Clinton for a second time, as they did in the 2008 presidential elections. O’Malley may be a longshot to many, but Hillary Clinton is walking a very tightrope. She risks alienating the base if she runs to the right of President Obama. If she runs to the left of the president, she also runs the risk of torpedoing her carefully crafted reputation as a centrist. That means, O’Malley could get by her and become an appealing candidate.

Martin O’Malley doesn’t have the charisma of Bill Clinton, the oratorical skills of Barack Obama or the star power of Hillary Clinton, but you can’t count him out. Let’s not forget a relatively obscure Gov. Bill Clinton won the Democratic primaries in 1992 and went on the beating then-president George H.W. Bush after his poll ratings soared in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War.