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US Senate Republican primary runoff in GA: Kingston vs Perdue
WRDW-TV | Tues, July 22, 2014

Posted on 07/22/2014 8:41:29 PM PDT by upchuck

With 148 counties out of 169 reporting, WRDW-TV in Augusta, GA has called this very, very close primary runoff for Perdue, a political "newcomer", his word. Details:

Jack Kingston  234,238 votes  49%

David Perdue 242,137 votes 51%

This has been a particularly nasty campaign.


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Wonder if Kingston will protest?
1 posted on 07/22/2014 8:41:29 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Sorry, WRDW link:

http://www.wrdw.com/news/politics#USSenateR


2 posted on 07/22/2014 8:42:16 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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Nope he said relier in the day he would support the winner. I am glad he was defeated. I am so tired of the US Chamber of Crony Capitalism and their lies and distortions. They backed Kingston and ran scurrilous ads throughout this campaign. The truth is Kingston has been in DC too long. He was part of the ear mark problem that had spending going wild under Bush. He is as slimy as they come and he is nothing more than a career politician. Twenty two years is about twenty too many in my view.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 8:49:39 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: upchuck

Isn’t Perdue the weaker candidate and likely to loose to Mrs. Nunn ___.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 8:52:56 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: upchuck
Who cares? This race is the version of the Iran-Iraq war.

The GOP has so pissed off conservatives that the Dims are going to maintain their Senate majority by default.

5 posted on 07/22/2014 8:53:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Theodore R.

Dunno if he is “likely” to loose but yes, he is much weaker and right now, odds are slightly in her favor.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 8:54:01 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The GOP in this case is just average voters too uninformed to select nominees.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 8:57:19 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Nifster

I live in Aiken County, SC which is just across the Savannah River from Augusta, GA, so my view does not count.

However I am glad Perdue won. Now, assuming he wins in Nov which will not be easy, if he will just keep all the promises he made in his radio ads when he gets to DC. And not become another slimy GOPe traitor.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 8:57:38 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Quite frankly, I think you are correct. There was a time I thought the GOP would take the Senate. Not any more. What amazes me the most is ... I really don’t care.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 8:59:10 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

How did Hice do?


10 posted on 07/22/2014 9:00:28 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I’m almost to the point I don’t want them to. They’d become even more feckless.

I haven’t paid attention to this one, who was the GOPe guy?


11 posted on 07/22/2014 9:02:14 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Theodore R.
Isn’t Perdue the weaker candidate and likely to loose to Mrs. Nunn ___.

She's not Mrs. Nunn. She's Mrs. Martin. Her husband's a "Stay at home dad".

12 posted on 07/22/2014 9:02:17 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Theodore R.

No offense but that sounds like a Rove comment.

If she’s identified as Nunn regardless of her married name she’ll probably beat either one. GA is as bad as here in TN. Can’t keep the wussies out.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 9:04:47 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: upchuck

Glad Purdue won - in the end, he ran as the Anti-Amnesty candidate and that put him over the top.

...that can only BE GOOD for this country.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 9:07:33 PM PDT by BobL
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To: upchuck

Glad Purdue won - in the end, he ran as the Anti-Amnesty candidate and that put him over the top.

...that can only BE GOOD for this country.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 9:07:34 PM PDT by BobL
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To: upchuck

Well, that turned out great. The establishment asshats worked their butts off tearing down all the decent candidates to get Kingston in and he ends up losing to Perdue... a bad choice who will likely cost us the seat. Great job, Karl Rove1


16 posted on 07/22/2014 9:09:59 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Loss is possible, but the fault lay with the Establishment for pulling a Mississippi on us and against our candidates and rejecting conservatism outright, for years now.

They have chosen to be rid of us, saddle too many states with open primaries and lit a match to the Republican platform. Basically, the Republican Party doesn’t care if they miss the Senate this cycle.

The Republican Party are not “us” any more, but gone rogue, preferring the status quo as, UniParty.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 9:11:12 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

Uniparty just about sums it up


18 posted on 07/22/2014 9:19:33 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: upchuck

My hope too but at least I won’t be sitting out and watching Nunn win.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 9:20:50 PM PDT by Nifster
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‘Kingston ran with the endorsement and more than $2.3 million in advertising support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a titan of the Washington establishment.’

Sorry about your 23+ million dollars down the drain, CoC. Maybe if you’d unbent a little, & spent 24+ million, you could have pulled it off.

CoC hates Perdue. He walked out of what was supposed to be a one hr meeting w them after 10 minutes. So they threw everything including the kitchen sink into defeating him. Way to tick him off, CoC; if he wins in Nov, you are up the creek.

I don’t get this ‘weakest candidate’ idea. Against Nunn, Perdue polled better than Kingston.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/23/businessman-david-perdue-defeats-rep-jack-kingston-in-runoff-to-win-georgia-gop/?intcmp=latestnews


20 posted on 07/22/2014 10:09:02 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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Oh boy!!! Another hand-picked GOP Establishment hack with no principles wins another primary!! Boy, I’m SO pumped up about the Republicans taking back the Senate!! Guys like Purdue will REALLY lay the smack down on Obama and we’ll finally restore limited Constitutional government and take back this once great nation forever!! </sarc>


21 posted on 07/22/2014 10:52:12 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Nifster

I didn’t realize until this morning that Kingston was endorsed by the Chamber of Cheap Foreign Labor. Kingston is a true conservative and is an amnesty opponent (the CofC endorsed him for other reasons apparently) as is Perdue.

Kingston must not have realized that a Chamber of Commerce endorsement is anathema to knowledgeable constitutional conservatives. Their endorsement (and Perdue’s smart exploitation of that endorsement) likely drove many thousands away from Kingston and to Perdue.

The Chamber’s endorsement is becoming the kiss of death to candidates — something to be avoided at all costs.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 5:22:18 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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It was one of the major drivers for me voting for Perdue.... that and the shady dealings Kingston has had over the years. Plus the BIG one for me is that I will not vote for anyone who has been in DC for their entire career. 22 years is FAR too long for anyone to be in DC.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 9:02:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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