Seven candidates started out the race, but only two will take it to the finish line. Republican Senate hopefuls David Perdue and Jack Kingston will face off again in the July runoff when voters will choose which GOP candidate will represent them in the general election.
If there can be said to be a front-runner in the GOP primary for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat, it might be Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah). The 11-term congressman has so far raised the most money in the race to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. In an interview with GPB in late December, Kingston called himself the “consensus conservative” in the race.
While many Georgians will be out holiday shopping this month, Georgia’s political hopefuls will be hitting the campaign trail. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, for example, visited tech startup firms Tuesday in Atlanta. And while the political newcomer has raised a lot of money, so far she’s offering few specifics about where she stands.
Democrat Michelle Nunn says she has raised $1.7 million in the first 10 weeks of her U.S. Senate campaign. Nunn announced the total in an email to her supporters on Tuesday. Nunn says she more than 6,700 individual donors have contributed.
A Savannah Republican is pulling the plug on his congressional campaign barely two months after entering the 2014 race for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston. David Schwarz, a former Kingston aide and consultant, said Monday he's suspending his campaign.
Two sitting congressmen have the largest campaign accounts less than a year before the Republican U.S. Senate primary. But it's Rep. Jack Kingston who has set the pace for new fundraising in the first six months of the year.