GA Senate, governor candidates plan last push
ATLANTA (AP) - Candidates for Georgia's tight races for U.S. Senate and governor will make their way around the state Monday during their last full day of campaigning before voters go to the polls.
Both Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue plan to cross the state, with stops in most regions' major cities to encourage their supporters and make a final pitch to undecided voters. Georgia's Senate race is one of the nation's most closely watched as Republicans try to take a majority. Democrats consider Nunn one of their best candidates standing in the way.
Republican Gov. Nathan Deal also plans a statewide tour, starting the day with an official event at the state Capitol before flying to campaign stops at various airports. Democrat Jason Carter, a state senator from Atlanta, plans to spend the day at get-out-the-vote events and other stops in metro Atlanta after wrapping up a statewide bus tour over the weekend.
All four candidates spent the weekend urging their supporters to help friends and family get to the polls on Tuesday, shifting their focus after early voting ended on Friday.
Both races include Libertarian candidates who could influence the outcome on Tuesday - Amanda Swafford for Senate and Andrew Hunt for governor. A candidate must earn more than 50 percent on Tuesday. If that doesn't happen, the top two vote-getters go to a runoff on Dec. 2 for governor and Jan. 6 for Senate.
Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
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