Jill Biden to campaign for Nunn in Georgia
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Second lady Jill Biden is heading to Georgia on Friday for a series of fundraisers and campaign events for Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn.

Polls show Nunn gaining momentum in her race against GOP businessman David Perdue to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R).


Biden will attend three fundraisers during her two-day stint in Atlanta: an event for the Democratic National Committee and two that directly benefit Nunn’s Senate campaign. The second lady and Nunn will also appear together at a community service event at the Fort Street United Methodist Church.

With the president's approval ratings sinking to record lows, Democrats have relied on other administration officials — including the Bidens and first lady Michelle Obama — to shoulder the brunt of campaign activities, especially in toss-up districts.

Georgia represents one of the party's best opportunities to take a seat from Republican control. A pair of polls from WRBL and SurveyUSA released this week have shown Nunn with a small lead over Perdue.

But Nunn has worked to distance herself from the president. Earlier this week, she refused to answer when a tracker from Republican research group Rising Response tried to ask if she had voted for President Obama.