ATLANTA — All but one of the Republicans holding statewide office is facing a challenger this year, mostly from Democrats but a few from fellow Republicans, illustrating how competitive Georgia elections are becoming.

“I’m a little impressed that Democrats were able to field so many names,” said Steve Anthony, a Georgia State University professor who once was the executive director of the Georgia Democratic Party.

The party’s current chairman, DuBose Porter, said his job of recruiting candidates got easier once Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter announced their intentions to run. Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, is running for his former job, and Carter, the grandson of the state’s only president, is running for governor. 

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