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Romney to attend Georgia fundraiser for Perdue

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ATLANTA (AP) - Mitt Romney will be heading to Georgia on Wednesday, raising money for Senate candidate David Perdue as the former Dollar General CEO looks to hold a key seat for Republicans this year.

Perdue spokeswoman Megan Whittemore says the former GOP presidential candidate will be attending a closed fundraiser for the campaign. Romney will later appear at a campaign event for Attorney General Sam Olens, an early Romney supporter during the 2012 presidential race.

That year, Romney won Georgia with 53 percent of the vote to 45.5 percent for President Barack Obama.

Republicans are making a push to take control of the Senate and can't afford to lose the Georgia seat. Perdue faces Michelle Nunn, considered among the best Democratic recruits this year.

Also on the ballot is Libertarian Amanda Swafford.

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