Georgia campaign advertisements
As the races for Georgia governor and U.S. Senate seat heat up, voters are being increasingly bombarded with advertisements on television and the web. We’ve compiled them here so you can compare the messages and images put forth. The general election is Nov. 4. Click play for each video to see the playlist.
The former CEO of Dollar General, among other companies, Perdue pitches himself as a business-oriented leader ready to roll up his sleeves and tackle federal budget deficits. He ran as the anti-Washington “outsider,” backed with millions of his own dollars and the network of his cousin, former Gov. Sonny Perdue, to triumph in a heated Republican primary. Still, Perdue had a few slip-ups on the campaign trail and his business career has provided plenty of attack fodder for foes related to layoffs and outsourcing.
The daughter of four-term Sen. Sam Nunn, Michelle Nunn is making her first foray into politics after leading volunteer service nonprofit Points of Light. Her famous name and national fundraising base make her one of national Democrats' stars of the 2014 election cycle and have buoyed their hopes of breaking the GOP stranglehold on Georgia's statewide offices. But walking the tightrope of expanding Democrats’ base while wooing middle-of-the road voters has come with criticism that Nunn is overly cautious and does not take strong enough stances on issues.
Carter is a Georgia state senator and lawyer. The Atlanta Democrat is the grandson of former president Jimmy Carter.
Republican Deal is currently governor of Georgia and spent 17 years in U.S. congress before that.
Libertarian Hunt is founder and former CEO of nanotechnology company nGimat.
The organization's main goal is to elect Republican to the top office in each state and provide resources for them to help them govern.
Ending spending super PAC
Ending Spending Action Fund, a group focused on the national debt and founded by Ameritrade founder and Chicago Cubs owner Joe Ricketts.