Wed., May 28, 2014 4:59pm (EDT)

Karen Handel Endorses Jack Kingston In Senate Race
By Jeanne Bonner
Updated: 2 months ago

ATLANTA  —  
Karen Handel endorsed former opponent Jack Kingston Wednesday for the U.S. Senate race.
Karen Handel endorsed former opponent Jack Kingston Wednesday for the U.S. Senate race.
Karen Handel endorsed former opponent Jack Kingston Wednesday for the U.S. Senate race.

Handel, Georgia’s former Secretary of State, came in third last week in a contentious GOP primary for the seat Saxby Chambliss is vacating.

Speaking Wednesday at a press conference, Handel said Republican voters can count on Kingston not to flip-flop.

“We need someone who is going to be a consistent conservative, not someone who flails all over the place and flip-flops on what their viewpoints are,” said Handel. “We need a United States senator who believes in the American dream for everyone.”

She also said Kingston’s experience in Washington is important.

“We need a person of substance, the person who has the depth of knowledge on complex issues that we are going to be facing in this country over the next couple of years.”

Kingston will face businessman David Perdue in a runoff election for the GOP nomination on July 22.

Whoever wins that election will face Democrat Michelle Nunn.