Obama wins big in GOP primary for Senate race in Georgia
Washington — Republican President Barack Obama won the backing of at least 14 Republican House and Senate candidates on Monday in Georgia’s sixth congressional primary contest in more than a year, but Republican challenger Michelle Nunn has already secured the backing from outside groups.
The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, Rep. Tom Price, is among the groups that have made a series of public commitments to support Nunn, including a campaign video featuring former president Barack Obama.
“With Tom Price’s campaign, I am making it crystal clear that I will never support him for the Senate,” Nunn said in a video released Monday.
“The Georgia people have spoken.
The people have rejected Tom Price and his extreme right-wing policies.”
Price’s team declined to comment.
Nunn’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Price has long held out the possibility of running for president in 2020 and has called for Trump to be impeached over Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
But the Georgia race is a far cry from the GOP primary he won in 2018, when he narrowly defeated Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy.
The race was close in the primary, and Nunn secured more than 60 percent of the vote in the runoff, but Price had more than 40 percent in the final count.
He is currently the top choice of the state’s Democratic Party.