Ga. Senate debate: Nunn, Perdue spar over gridlock

AP News
Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:16 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn found rare agreement Sunday in a debate for Georgia's open seat in the U.S. Senate, telling a television audience that Congress is broken. But the opponents offered starkly different reasoning for gridlock, arguing over who's more likely to break the stalemate.

Perdue stuck to his theme that President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are at fault, turning virtually every question back to his criticism of national Democrats who are unpopular in Georgia.

Nunn repeated her mantra that both parties are to blame, as she tries to attract enough moderates and independents to win in this GOP-run state that Obama lost twice.

The race, which also includes Libertarian Amanda Swafford, will help decide which major party controls the Senate in January.