U.S. Senate candidates push for last minute votes in Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – As the latest NBC/Marist polls show a tight U.S. Senate race in Georgia, two of the three candidates stumped in Macon on Monday to sway voters to choose them for the job.

In what’s been called one of the more aggressive and mud slinging campaigns in the country, the race to fill Senator Saxby Chambliss’ seat is almost at the finish line. 

Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue stopped in middle Georgia in two different ways as supporters celebrated the two political newcomers. 

“We want to sort of end the way we began,” Nunn said. 

“Washington has an example of government that works and it’s right here in Georgia,” Perdue said. 

Perdue arrived by air, Nunn by minivan — both throwing one more jab at the other. 

“If you like the direction of this country then you have no choice but to vote for Michelle Nunn. She’s just going to be a rubber stamp for Barack Obama and his failed policies and nothing will change,” Perdue said. 

“We don’t have a huge RV that says outsider on it, we just have a little minivan,” Nunn said. 

The two Houston County natives don’t agree on much, but both believe something must be done to loosen up tensions in D.C. 

“More collaboration, more working together and more of putting the country first before the partisan politics and that’s been our message from the beginning,” Nunn said. 

“You’re going to have to fighters in the Senate, break this log jam to get gridlock removed and put these laws on the desk of the president to make sure he either vetoes them or accepts them into law,” Perdue said. 

Both are confident. Both have ties to big names in Georgia politics. Both say they want to see a better country. 

Now it’s up for voters to decide. 

“We need a change in leadership in Washington and this is the first step by electing this Republican ticket,” Perdue said. 

“We are very confident, very excited. Everywhere we go, we have a sense of momentum and the energy and the excitement that the people are putting forward. We’re ready to celebrate a victory,” Nunn said. 

Both Nunn and Perdue are aggressively pushing their messages for a better Georgia. 

Nunn is aiming to create more jobs and economic growth. Perdue is looking to reduce the national debt and also wants to appeal the Affordable Care Act. 

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