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A closer look at Michelle Nunn

Which political party controls the U.S.. Senate could hinge on Georgia's battle for the seat being left open with Saxby Chambliss' retirement.

Voters, and fact checkers, got a long look at GOP nominee David Perdue after the nine-week runoff campaign that ended last month.

Democrat Michelle Nunn found herself in the spotlight shortly after that vote, with the accidental leak of a 144-page strategy memo from her campaign.

Below are some of the fact checks connected to that memo and Nunn's bid for the seat.


 
 

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Each Georgia taxpayer would have to send $5,000 to the treasury to cover the state’s debt.

Points of Light is  "the world’s largest volunteer organization."

David Perdue led efforts to ship thousands of jobs overseas.

Jason Carter backed three of Nathan Deal’s budgets but accuses the governor of "underfunding education."

Says David Perdue made tens of millions of dollars piling a firm with billions in debt.

Kasim Reed has kept every promise he made as a candidate.

"There are only about 10 people in the United States Senate who have any real business experience."

"The minimum number of infrastructure (needs) in Atlanta is $900 million."

Michelle Nunn’s "foundation directed grants to an Islamic group tied to radical terrorists."  

  Gwinnett County government has made "significant cutbacks in staffing."

Since 1999, 440 people have been killed in attacks on church property in the United States.  

Says Jason Carter has "gotten David Axelrod to come down and be his campaign advisor."  

Brookhaven homeowners pay hundreds of dollars less in property taxes compared with owners of the same-value homes in unincorporated DeKalb County.

U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn "earned as much as $300,000 running a nonprofit that had laid off 90 workers."

DeKalb County has been recognized in recent years as having one the best sheriff’s departments in the nation.  

Jeff Mann has an ethics complaint against him alleging he used county workers for campaign work, which is an indictable offense.

Amid the "crisis at our southern border," there are "reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as … Ebola virus."

David Perdue "has never voted in a Republican primary until his name was on the ballot."

"Perdue mismanaged Pillowtex, and nearly 8,000 people got laid off."

U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston "spent our tax dollars on thousands of wasteful earmarks."

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