U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston is not taking back his remarks that students on free and reduced school lunch should have to pay or “sweep the floor” for their meals. Kingston, who is running for U.S. Senate, made those comments over the weekend to the Jackson County Republican Party. A video of Kingston’s talk has gone viral after The Huffington Post uploaded it to its website Wednesday.
US Congressman Jack Kingston says he won't be outflanked on his right. The Savannah Republican on Thursday announced he's running to replace Saxby Chambliss, who's stepping down as US Senator next year. Announcing his campaign, Kingston promised to run a campaign based on "common sense" ideas.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston is planning events across Georgia this week after months of speculation about whether the Savannah Republican will run for the seat of retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Kingston spokesman Chris Crawford confirmed Tuesday the congressman plans news conferences Thursday in Savannah and coastal Brunswick.
The President's budget proposes $1.2 million for Savannah harbor expansion. That's a small fraction of the project's $650 million total cost and the $100 million that state officials were expecting in the budget documents presented Wednesday. States are racing to deepen their harbors for bigger ships.
Georgia Congressman Paul Broun is expected to announce his run for the US Senate. The news is just the start of what could be be a year of dominoes falling in state politics. US Senator Saxby Chambliss' decision last week not to seek re-election is prompting several Congressmen to consider running for his seat.