2. But her career path has been very different from dad's. Unlike her father, who entered politics at a young age when he joined the state legislature, the younger Nunn, 46, has worked in a different arena, promoting volunteerism through her work leading nonprofits. She currently serves as the CEO of Points of Light, a national group that encourages volunteer efforts. The organization formed out of the 2007 merger of HandsOn Network, a group that Nunn headed, and Points of Light Foundation, which was formed in 1990 in response to George H.W. Bush's call for volunteerism.
3. She has flirted with a Senate run before. Nunn considered running for the Senate in 2004, but passed, citing family reasons. "In the next few years, I believe that my primary focus is best directed toward my 11-month-old son and family," she said at the time. First-time candidates are interesting to watch. On the one hand, Nunn doesn't have the baggage other elected officials have to carry. On the other, she is inexperienced. And a Senate campaign in a red state is a real trial by fire for any Democrat, let alone someone who hasn't been through the rigors of a statewide bid.
4. She will focus on the economy, while Republicans will link her to Washington Democrats. Georgia is a red state. Democrats running statewide hoping to have any success must tread a moderate track, and Nunn appears to be very aware of this. Nunn told the Journal-Constitution her focus will be on the economy and deficit reduction, a typical focal point for Democrats running on GOP terrain. Republicans, meanwhile, are aiming to link Nunn to President Obama, Democratic congressional leaders, and their agenda. Nunn attended a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser with Obama in May.
5. She has studied overseas. Nunn is a graduate of the University of Virginia who has also studied overseas at Oxford University and in India.