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NRSC Reserves $2.5M in Atlanta TV

Andrea Drusch
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Andrea Drusch
Aug. 6, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

The NR­SC has pur­chased five weeks of air­time en­tirely in At­lanta be­gin­ning Tues­day on be­half of busi­ness­man Dav­id Per­due (R). The com­mit­tee hasn’t con­firmed the buy, which was picked up by me­dia track­ers. It looks to be the first state in which the NR­SC will go on air, des­pite pur­chases in Alaska ($2.66 mil­lion), North Car­o­lina ($2.59 mil­lion), and Col­or­ado ($2.2 mil­lion). (At­lanta Journ­al-Con­sti­tu­tion)

STREET CRED: Former non­profit CEO Michelle Nunn’s (D) fath­er, former Sen. Sam Nunn (D), is help­ing her nav­ig­ate some of the top­ics he knows best on the trail: bi­par­tis­an­ship and mil­it­ary is­sues. Speak­ing at one cam­paign stop, Nunn called for a spir­it of co­oper­a­tion to be brought back to Wash­ing­ton. Her fath­er echoed the com­ments, tout­ing his own friend­ship with Bo Callaway dur­ing the Nix­on and Ford ad­min­is­tra­tions.

“Bo and I were ter­rif­ic friends and worked to­geth­er well, even though we had dif­fer­ent views on some things,” Nunn said. “He was Sec­ret­ary of the Army when I took over the Man­power Sub­com­mit­tee (of the Sen­ate Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee) and we ac­tu­ally worked to­geth­er to for a whole new bri­gade in the Army by work­ing to­geth­er to cut waste and in­ef­fi­cien­cies. That’s the kind of spir­it that seems to be too of­ten miss­ing today.” (Colum­bus Ledger-En­quirer)

At an­oth­er stop, Nunn met with act­ive duty troops and vet­er­ans to help pack boxes of food for fam­il­ies in need. The vis­it brought back memor­ies for the older Nunn, who re­minded the troops of his own fo­cus on their is­sues while in of­fice. “I spent a lot of time in my Sen­ate ca­reer with the mil­it­ary. I spent a lot of time with these bases like the Al­bany Mar­ine Base which is so im­port­ant to our Mar­ine Corp and na­tion­al se­cur­ity.” (WALB)

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