There's a saying in Georgia that voters tend to date the rebel but marry the banker, and that may be the outcome of Tuesday's hard-fought
Democratic newcomer Michelle Nunn, who is the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, represents her party's best chance to play offense in the mid-term election cycle when Republicans are likely to gain seats and could flip the Senate to GOP control.
Republicans have harbored uneasiness that this year could see Georgia turn blue, and the competitive governor's race -- Democrat Jason Carter, the grandson of the former president, has taken a sudden lead over GOP Gov.
Both Perdue and Kingston once appeared more temperate than the hard-line
Kingston has scooped up endorsements from both ends of the GOP spectrum, including the
Both men were flying from city to city Monday across Georgia in a final push for votes, and the airwaves have been jammed with mostly negative ads.
"Both candidates are in full attack mode," said a GOP strategist, granted anonymity to frankly discuss the campaigns. "It's going to be hard-fought down to the wire."