Michelle Nunn: I voted for Obama
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Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn said Friday that she voted to elect President Obama. 

"I did vote for the president," said Nunn, who is fighting against Republican David Perdue, in an interview with the Washington Post. 


"I have said throughout the campaign that we need more people in Washington working with the president — Republican or Democrat — to get things done. I pledge to do that on behalf of Georgians," Nunn added. 

"My opponent says 'we need more people [in] Washington working with the president,' but I think Georgians deserve a Senator working FOR THEM," Perdue quickly tweeted in response.

The two are locked in a tight race to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)

A conservative group uploaded a video earlier this week of Nunn ignoring a question from a GOP tracker about whether she voted for Obama in 2008 or 2012. Republicans have seized on the video and pressed Nunn in recent days to answer.

Nunn’s admission also comes a week after Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes refused to say whether she had voted for Obama in an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board.

Grimes doubled down in a debate, calling it a matter of principle and citing her “constitutional right for privacy at the ballot box.”

Her refusal was ridiculed by Republicans and Chuck Todd, the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” who said Grimes had “disqualified herself” by not answering.