Former President Bill Clinton speaks at rally for Michelle Nunn

Bill Clinton rallies Democrats for Nunn, Carter

Former President Bill Clinton on Friday brought Democrats their closing arguments at a packed rally for the party’s nominees for U.S. Senate and governor.

Clinton found a few hundred friends at Paschal’s Restaurant in Atlanta itching for a win.

“If you vote we win,” Clinton said. “It’s as simple as that. We’ve got to grow together and we’ve got to work together.”

Their Republican challengers, meanwhile, both wondered why it is Clinton visiting Atlanta and not someone else.

GOP Senate hopeful David Perdue demured when asked about Clinton’s visit, but former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was with Perdue on Friday, and said, “The fact that Bill Clinton is coming in for David’s opponent is very interesting because she’s not going to be working with Bill Clinton if elected.

My question is why doesn’t she bring Barack Obama down? That’s who she will have to stand with if she goes to Washington.”

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Staff writer Nichols Fouriezos contributed.