National Democrats go after David Perdue on education

The result of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's new $1 million ad buy in Georgia is a shift away from the Michelle Nunn campaign's outsourcing drumbeat.

Instead, the Washington Dems are going after suburban moms by highlighting Republican David Perdue's desire to eliminate the federal Department of Education. This lines up with what Nunn was pushing earlier this month.

The script:

Georgia’s schools need help. But David Perdue wants to shut down the Department of Education. That would devastate Georgia schools. A billion dollars cut from K through 12. Eliminate all federal student loans. All of them. Why?

Perdue: “I don’t see education in the Constitution.”

That’s right. David Perdue doesn’t believe a Senator should help our schools at all. David Perdue is not for you.

Some context is required here. Perdue -- like many Republicans -- wants to eliminate the Department of Education and have the money go directly to the states instead.

From his website: "We should dismantle unnecessary federal bureaucracy, including the push for Common Core, and get that funding into the classrooms."


Speaking of suburban moms, here's the newest Perdue ad, featuring women speaking direct to camera accusing Nunn of not being clear on the issues and of being beholden to President Barack Obama's agenda.

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