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Michelle Nunn Uses Bush Photo in Ga. Senate Campaign Ad

By    |   Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:37 AM EDT

A Democrat running for a Senate seat in Georgia is using a photo of former President George H.W. Bush in a new campaign ad — and the Bush camp is not pleased.

Michelle Nunn references her work as CEO of Bush's Points of Light Foundation, a nonprofit that encourages volunteerism and community service, in the ad. But she opens the 30-second spot by talking about a photo taken of her and President Barack Obama — a photo her opponent, Republican David Perdue, has politicized.

"Have you seen this picture? It's the one David Purdue has used to try and attack me in this campaign," Nunn says in the ad. "But what he doesn't tell you is that it was taken at an event honoring President Bush, who I worked for as CEO of his Points of Light Foundation."

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Nunn then uses the photo to illustrate that she would reach across the aisle if elected to the Senate.

"Throughout my career, I've been able to work with Republicans and Democrats, and that's the same approach I'll bring to the U.S. Senate," she says.

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath told Fox News the nation's 41st president does not support Nunn's campaign or her use of his likeness. Nunn used an image of Bush in another ad earlier in her campaign.

"Michelle and her team have been clearly, repeatedly and consistently told that President Bush did not want them to use his photo as part of this campaign," McGrath said. "Apparently, the Nunn team feels they can repeatedly disregard the former president's wishes, which is very disappointing because it's so disrespectful."

Bush endorsed Perdue in the race  last month.

Last week, Nunn refused to say whether or not she voted for Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. In a campaign tactic, Perdue has tried to tie Nunn with Obama.

First lady Michelle Obama made a campaign stop in Georgia last month to try to persuade independents, minorities, and women to vote for Nunn on Nov. 4.

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Michelle Nunn, the Democrat running for a Senate seat in Georgia, is using a photo of former President George H.W. Bush in a new campaign ad - and the Bush camp is not pleased.
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:37 AM
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