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I am going to have a diary out this week about Michelle Nunn's (D. GA) candidacy for U.S. Senate but I wanted to get this out to you guys now.  Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D. NY) is wasting no time raising money for Nunn's campaign:
Exciting news: Democrat Michelle Nunn announced just hours ago that she is running for Georgia’s open Senate seat.

With everything we’re seeing out of Congress, we absolutely need to make sure women like Michelle win.

The alternative is disturbing.

Her potential Republican opponents include the Komen Foundation executive who attempted to defund Planned Parenthood, a Congressman who compared President Obama to Hitler, and another Congressman who defended Todd Akin by saying, "[I]n a situation of rape, a legitimate rape, a woman’s body has a way of shutting down so the pregnancy would not occur.”

Michelle can win. That is why the National Republican Senatorial Committee started attacking her last week before she even announced her candidacy. We can only overcome them by standing together.

She needs to raise $10,000 before her critical July 31 deadline to start strong. Please, contribute whatever you can immediately to help Michelle connect with voters and counter the attacks.

Click here to donate $5 or more to help elect Michelle Nunn to the U.S. Senate. She will be a great senator – but first she needs our help overcoming the attacks:

https://secure.actblue.com/...

Michelle is now the second Democratic female challenger running for the Senate in 2014. The daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn and head of the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, Michelle will make a difference by standing for our values from day one.

That is why outside groups like the NRSC and Karl Rove’s American Crossroads will spend whatever it takes to defeat her.

She is counting on us. Michelle is in for a tough race, but she can handle it – especially if we support her. We cannot afford to elect someone with anti-women views or give Republicans the Senate majority.

Help me elect Michelle. She will provide another sorely needed voice in defense of our values.

Donate $5 or more to help Michelle fend off the right-wing attacks. She needs our help getting her campaign off the ground – it cannot wait:

https://secure.actblue.com/...

Thanks so much. I am grateful for all you do to help get women off the sidelines.

Kirsten

You can click here to donate:

https://secure.actblue.com/...

And you can read this interview with Nunn to get a better idea about who she is:

http://www.ajc.com/...

And you can click here to sign up for her campaign:

http://www.michellenunn.com/...
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Originally posted to pdc on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Kos Georgia, New York City, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, Sluts, Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism, and RaceGender DiscrimiNATION.

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