Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn won't commit to voting for Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidWill Republicans increase red tape in the healthcare industry? Sanders and Schumer are right: Ellison for DNC chair The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Nev.) if she wins her Senate race.
"I will vote for the Democratic leader that I think best represents our capacity to get things done and move things forward," she continued.
Nunn has trailed Perdue in recent polls of the race, and the comments seem squarely aimed at putting distance between herself and national Democrats in red-leaning Georgia. Nunn has sought to paint herself as a centrist deal-maker unhappy with both parties, while Perdue has tried to tie her to Reid and President Obama throughout the campaign.
It also seems more a campaign ploy than anything else — no Democrat is expected to challenge Reid as party leader and, as Republicans point out, Reid has been highly complimentary of Nunn.