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Related story: In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes
Related story: In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience. Among the contenders: a gun rights advocate who made a national splash with plans to raffle an AR-15 rifle; a doctor who once agreed with the suggestion that pregnancy rarely results from rape; and a third who wanted poor students to sweep cafeteria floors to pay for their government-subsidized school lunches. Noticeably absent was the leading Democratic candidate. Michelle Nunn, a political newcomer with a famous family name, skipped the event, happy to let...

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