March 6, 2014
(Atlanta, GA) – Atlanta liberal Michelle Nunn has become a political pawn of President Obama and Georgians will ultimately suffer the consequences of the Administration’s twisted political games. On the same day that Vice President Joe Biden galloped into town to raise money for Nunn, President Obama released his 2015 budget, devoid of funding for the Savannah Harbor deepening project. In response to the overt manipulation of Michelle Nunn, Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett issued the following statement:
“In an election year, Georgians expect to hear fresh ideas from candidates looking to move our state forward. What Georgia voters did not expect was for job creation and economic development efforts to be stalled for the sake of political gamesmanship.
“The manipulation of Michelle Nunn by the Obama Administration is bad for our citizens, bad for our economy, and bad for our state’s future. If Michelle Nunn is serious about serving the people of Georgia – not President Obama – in the United States Senate, she should publicly reject all fundraising efforts and campaign expenditures from the Administration and their political action groups. If she cannot make that simple vow, Mrs. Nunn is clearly unfit to serve and should not qualify today.”