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08/15/2014 02:57 pm ET Updated Aug 15, 2014

Zell Miller Endorses Michelle Nunn For Senate

Michelle Nunn (D), who's running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, was endorsed on Thursday by former Democratic Gov. Zell Miller. Miller also previously served Georgia as a U.S. senator.

In a new TV advertisement, Miller touts Nunn as a "bridge builder:"

Working together, not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Georgians, that's how we passed the H.O.P.E. Scholarship. But I'm so angry about what's going on in Washington. Partisanship over patriotism, they can't stop themselves. But we can stop them. Let's send Michelle Nunn to the Senate. She's a bridge builder, not a bridge burner. Michelle Nunn gives us old Georgian hope.

Nunn, who's running against businessman David Perdue (R), tweeted her pleasure with the endorsement.

Miller is a conservative Democrat and spoke at the 2004 Republican National Convention in support of President George W. Bush's re-election bid.

In Georgia's gubernatorial election, Miller will not be voting for Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter (D). Instead, he intends to vote for Gov. Nathan Deal (R), telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he "respect[s] the manner in which he’s conducted himself" in dealing with economic problems he inherited.

HuffPost Pollster has Nunn trailing Perdue and Carter trailing Deal ahead of their respective November general elections:

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