Georgia Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn is locked in a close race with businessman David Perdue, the Republican nominee. In the final debate in the race before Tuesday’s elections, Nunn refused to say whether she would have voted in favor of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Asked if she would have voted in favor of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, Nunn did not give a direct answer.
“I have said many times that I wasn’t there, and I do with that has been more bi-partisanship,” Nunn said. “And I think it’s emblematic of what’s broken in Washington. We have people like David [Perdue] who think that compromise means coming to them and not actually working together to get something done.”
She went on to praise aspects of the ACA and again accuse her opponent of fostering gridlock.
The ACA was passed in 2009 with only Democratic votes.
Georgia law requires candidates to get 50 percent plus 1 vote or there be a runoff between the top 2 candidates. Perdue leads Nunn in the latest poll released Sunday by NBC News, 48 to 44. Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford is expected to keep either candidate from reaching 50 percent, which would necessitate a runoff in January.