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Democrats’ Dreams Put on Hold by Nunn’s Defeat

Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn with husband, Ron Martin (right), makes a concession speech to supporters gathered at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta on November 4, 2014

Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn with husband, Ron Martin (right), makes a concession speech to supporters gathered at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta on November 4, 2014

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Michelle Nunn was supposed to put Georgia Democrats back on the map.

In the days leading up to Nunn’s failed bid for the U.S. Senate, pundits and strategists talked about the possibility of an outright victory over Republican David Perdue as polls signaled at least a runoff. The state’s influx of minority voters would be key, they said.