The Trail: GA Senate, gubernatorial races come down to the wire

We’re just seven days away from Election Day, where the results could turn the political dynamics of this town upside down.

And who better to discuss the candidates’ prospects than Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, who’s been barnstorming through battleground states to take the pulse of voters who will decide which party holds the Senate and shapes policy inside their states.

Today’s stop on The Trail is in Georgia, and a look at two critical races: first, for control of the Statehouse–incumbent Republican Nathan Deal was supposed to cruise through his re-election fight, but instead he’s getting a serious challenge from State Senator Jason Carter.

And then there’s the Georgia Senate race that National Democrats are buzzing about: Michelle Nunn has recently held a lead over Republican businessman David Perdue in a race that may save the Senate majority for the party.

Legacies are on the line here–Jason Carter is the grandson of President Jimmy Carter and Michelle Nunn is the daughter of longtime Georgia Democratic Senator Sam Nunn–but can those names, as well as the demographics of Georgia, lead to upsets on election night or potential run-offs?

Andrea Mitchell Reports, 10/28/14, 12:01 PM ET

Georgia Senate, gubernatorial races come down to the wire

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd discusses the state of the Georgia Senate race as Election Day nears.

Andrea Mitchell Reports - The Trail and Georgia

The Trail: GA Senate, gubernatorial races come down to the wire