Vice-President Joe Biden is Georgia-bound today; he’s appearing at a closed-door fundraiser for Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn in Atlanta.
That he’s appearing now is again testament to the fact that the Democratic establishment is in lockstep behind her candidacy. This week is qualifying week in Georgia, and Nunn’s lesser-known, oft-ignored primary opponents have all said they’ve no intentions of quitting the race, even as reports of internal pressure from party leaders to do so have surfaced.
Already First Lady Michelle Obama has raised dollars that’ll aide the efforts of Nunn and other Democrats running in red states. Warren Buffett, Howard Dean, Jane Fonda, and Michael Bloomberg have also donated specifically to the Points of Light CEO’s cause.
Now Biden is adding his name to the list of national Democrats aiding the effort. For Nunn, their support is a double-edged sword.
On the one hand, she needs their dollars in order to wage a credible campaign. On the other, the Obama administration’s unpopularity with Georgians is a reality that won’t be lost on Republicans as campaign season kicks into full-gear.