The winner of the GOP nomination for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat touts himself as a political outsider. But businessman David Perdue now needs the political know-how and network of career politicians to beat Democrat Michelle Nunn in the general election.
After nine weeks of intense, often personal campaigning, Georgia's primary runoff election is now over. In the biggest race, businessman David Perdue defeated 1st District congressman Jack Kingston for the republican nomination for U.S. Senate. While Kingston did well in southern and coastal counties, Perdue prevailed in the Atlanta suburbs and North Georgia.
In a political upset, Congressman Jack Kingston lost the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday night to millionaire businessman David Perdue. The Savannah representative gave up the seat he’s held in Congress for 22 years to run for U.S. Senate in a bid to help the GOP win back control of that chamber. What’s more, he won the backing of nearly all prominent Republicans in Georgia. But it wasn’t enough to stem a tide of anti-Washington fervor that’s tarred Republicans as much as Democrats. Kingston said the race is about more than who represents Georgia in the Senate.
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. On Tuesday night, unofficial returns showed Perdue with a lead of more than 6,000 votes, with about 93 percent of precincts reporting. Perdue is a former corporate CEO making his first bid for public office. He campaigned as an outsider and called Kingston a career politician who has done little to solve the nation's problems.
With the state GOP Primary runoff two weeks away, Congressman Jack Kingston is out on the campaign trail in full force. And on Wednesday, he said that ending Washington gridlock depends on Republicans regaining control of the U.S. Senate.
A new David Perdue ad depicts Congressman Jack Kingston as just another career politician who’s lost his conservative credentials after too many years in Washington. “They arrive with good intentions. So what happened to Jack Kingston?” starts the 30-second TV spot. The two are waging an aggressive battle against each other for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. In the ad, Perdue takes aim at Kingston for voting to raise the debt ceiling and his own pay. But he largely blames Washington for leading his opponent astray.