The candidacies of Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter hold tantalizing promise for Georgia Democrats who have watched Republicans dominate state government for more than a decade, and the pair is sparking national interest in a dynamic 2014 campaign.
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Staff writers Jim Galloway and James Salzer contributed to this article.
Education: Master’s in public administration, Harvard University; bachelor’s degree, University of Virginia
Occupation: CEO of volunteer service organization Points of Light
Political experience: None
Family: Married 12 years to Ron Martin; two children
Education: Law degree, University of Georgia; bachelor’s degree, Duke University
Occupation: Works for the litigation firm Bondurant, Mixson & Ellmore
Political experience: First elected to state Senate in May 2010
Family: Married to Kate; two children