Skip to comments.David Perdue wins Republican Senate nomination
Posted on 07/22/2014 10:27:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgias Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the partys U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office.
The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston by a narrow margin, setting up a battle of political newcomers with famous kin in the fall. Perdues cousin, Sonny, was a two-term governor and Nunns father, Sam, was a four-term U.S. Senator....
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Another victory for the big gubmint RINO establishment.
Oooo!!! Another moderate GOP Establishment hack wins another primary race! Oooo!!! And I should be excited about the (diminishing) prospect of the Republican party winning back the Senate because...?!?!
Since the f’n despicable GOP Establishment continues to become increasingly indistinguishable from the Democrat party, I’ve pretty much reached the point where I don’t give a DAMN whether the GOP wins back the Senate or not. It’s not like anything will change if they do.
Same old story:looks like write-in is the only acceptable choice for me.
But... But... Karl Rove and Ann Coulter say we need to put our differences aside and rally behind the hand-picked party establishment candidates! Then we can FINALLY give Obama that WHALE OF A FIGHT Boehner and McConnell have long been promising!! </sarc>
Not even close. Kingston was backed by the DC elite and the US chamber of corny capitalism. Perdue is not a career politician unlike Kingston with 22 years in DC.
I assume you don’t follow Georgia politics
The only moderate was the 22 year career politician who lost
The only moderate was the 22 year career politician who lost
So then can we expect David Purdue to lock arms with Ted Cruz and Mike Lee should he win the vacant Georgia Senate seat in November???
well the Chamber spent 2.3 million in the runoff trying to defeat him, and he has already promised not to support McConnell for senate leader if the repubs take the senate... He also defeated a 22-year incumbent. count your blessings where you may.
Seriously?! Look, I may have born at night but not LAST NIGHT!
Hmmm. It seems each accused the other of supporting amnesty. Conservatives can’t win every election, but nearly every Republican primary winner *claimed* to be conservative in order to win.
Kingston was definitely an amnesty guy.
Got rid of a devil we knew.
(I don’t put much credence in a 95% CU. Too many garbage votes. I firmly believe that if you don’t win, it don’t count. And if it only moves left slower, it don’t count either. That leaves them all 0/0.)
We will both seein time
Are you a Georgia resident or just one of the so called know it alls?
You mistake me for someone who was burning with enthusiasm for either. Career politician Kingston was marginally better than rich liberal businessman Perdue, but both were the worst of those running, with Perdue at the bottom.
Thanks for your interest in my interest in GA politics. I’ve been following their politics for 3 decades, as I have almost every other state.
I have this lovely bridge spanning the East River in New York City. I can let you have the ownership papers at a special price. If not, I also have a lovely span for sale near Savannah that might be more your speed.
Many liberal Democrats running in the South until a decade ago did the same thing. Perdue just used their playbook.
But you do not vote here and obviously do not know Perdue.
If you actually knew what you were talking about it might make a difference
I’m your neighbor in Tennessee, and I’ve seen the ilk of phonies like Perdue for years. 2 decades ago, they usually had the common courtesy to run as Democrats. Since Dems don’t get elected statewide much anymore in the South, they run as Republicans using the same old Democrat playbook of pretending to be Conservative.
I think the problem there for you, dude, is that you don’t know Perdue.
So you prefer the Savannah span ?
Nifster, you seem to ignore your own past posts where Perdue is concerned... you’ve gone from affirming that Perdue was NOT a Conservative to telling DL he’s going to magically lock arms with Ted Cruz. You’re just lying not only to DL, but to yourself...
“There was no true conservative running in this primary....” — Nifster, 5/21/2014 — Perdue, Kingston to Face off in Ga. Senate Runoff
“Could Perdue be the worst ever??? Sure thing.” — 5/22/2014 — Perdue, Kingston to Face off in Ga. Senate Runoff
So in 2 months, you now proclaim Perdue, whom you stated plainly was not a true Conservative, is now Ted Cruz’s twin.
Then surely you know Kingston repeatedly lied about Perdue in his ads. I voted for Perdurable because of that.
Herman Cain supported. Perdurable!
Both of these guys were MAJOR class whiners. All the ads they ran were just pointing out how much the other guy sucks, never mention anything they did. In this case , i dont think it matters which one won. They will both be RINOs... Living here in hellanta it was torture listening to their ads, reminded me of whiney dems against Bush wayyyyyyyy wayyyyyyy all damn day!!
This was simply the choice between the devil you did know (Kingston) and the one you didn’t (Perdue)...
If you look at election results from last night, incumbents didn’t do well AT ALL. Perdue won ALL the metro Atlanta counties. This was an anti-incumbent vote more than anything else...
Perdue says Bob Corker is a senator that he admires. Wait... WHAT?
Due to establishment victories it is possible the Dems will win 4 seats that should have been easy wins for the Republicans this year with a strong conservative candidate not prone to making stupid mistakes:
Like I said, i don’t think it matters in this case which won. They were both equally bad, but in slightly different ways...
If they ran the same whiny campaign against Handel that they ran against each other, I wouldnt be surprised to see them lose... not a good choice for this race :(
Perdue hung the Chamber of Commerce endorsement around Kingston’s neck...his ads said that the Chamber OWNED Kingston, and thus Kingston would vote for amnesty..
Think you have it backwards. Kingston is the DC lifer.
I would vote for Purdue simply because of the Chamber of Commerce endorsement for Kingston. Sort if like an endorsement from AARP. The endorsements can tell you a lot about the candidate. In this case, the endorsement said “amnesty” to me.
Interesting. Thanks to all posters.
The Obama soundalike ad put me off of Kingston.
FYI.. Erick Erickson at Red State has an in-depth analysis here ..a good read
Nifster, you seem to ignore your own past posts where Perdue is concerned... youve gone from affirming that Perdue was NOT a Conservative to telling DL hes going to magically lock arms with Ted Cruz. Youre just lying not only to DL, but to yourself...
There was no true conservative running in this primary.... Nifster, 5/21/2014 Perdue, Kingston to Face off in Ga. Senate Runoff
Could Perdue be the worst ever??? Sure thing. 5/22/2014 Perdue, Kingston to Face off in Ga. Senate Runoff
So in 2 months, you now proclaim Perdue, whom you stated plainly was not a true Conservative, is now Ted Cruzs twin.
Nice catch. And of course notice how this snarky, born again Perdue cheerleader has suddenly been reduced to the sound of crickets chirping.
That chamber of commerce endorsement was a red flag for many. That signaled amnesty to most people.
I heard that some young kid with the last name Carter, who’s a democrat, is leading Deal in all the polls for governor.
So if a democrat is elected the next governor of Georgia and that worthless Michele Nunn beats Purdue, you can all but put Georgia in Hillary Clinton’s column in 2 years. What in the world is happening to the once reliable red state of Georgia????
Here’s some fresh ammo for you; turns out Rove joined forces with CoC to crush TEA party aspirations:
‘Kingstons largest backer, who has pumped nearly $3 million into Kingston TV ads is 100% openly pro-amnesty, the ad says, referring to Kingstons support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The U.S. Chamber has been a fervent advocate for amnesty, desirable of low labor costs available from hiring illegal aliens, albeit at the expense of American workers. In December the U.S. Chamber announced that theyd formed a big-moneyed coalition with establishment Republican Karl Rove to join Democrats in attacking conservative Tea Party candidates who are against crony capitalism, but who support free markets.’
Sauce for the goose.
5. You left out South Carolina, especially if Tom Ravenel makes it official as an Independent Conservative. He already has my endorsement.
The Chamber of Commerce couldn't buy Perdue off or defeat him. We don't know if he would've been a RINO or not. But he's more likely to be a real conservative after the treatment the establishment gave him.
I like that a Chamber of Commerce endorsement to the other guy might have caused his defeat.
I live and vote in Georgia. Myself and those here in North Georgia met and know Mr. Perdue. We also know Jack Kingston and just how sleazy he is. NOONE should be in DC for 22 years and then be rewarded with another term for anything.
You do not know Perdue. You just like to spout off
Just like the Chamber you cherry pick....My comment about Perdue being the worst ever was in response to another’s question. I already know what Kingston is. I am willing to have someone new in congress thanks very much. My post was an acknowledgement that he may turn out to be bad (as so many POLITICIANS...which Jack Kingston is and always has been). SO what? I can vote him out next time....plus he has promised to only serve two terms. He is pro life and pro family. He is pro gun and anti-amnesty. He wants the border secured. He wants the budget brought under control. He is against raising taxes and argues that revenues can be increased by unleashing business by getting rid of strangling regulations.
Go pound sand
Nifster, you also lived in California, as I recall. San Jose, as you were telling me about which of the Democrat Mayors there were “not so bad.” How long have you been in Georgia for ?
Also, again, you mistake me as a fan of Kingston. I’m not. That also doesn’t change the fact that Perdue is just another rich liberal huckster who capitalized on his famous name and bought himself a Senate nomination by the narrowest of margins (much like that fella in MS).
Just man up and acknowledge you got caught with your pants down on your cheerleading for Perdue. Or shall I replay your quotes ? I think you yourself are the one that doesn’t know Perdue.
Jimmy’s grandson is getting the loving press from the AJC. Deal hasn’t done much in the way of ads or campaigning. Nunn is going to have a harder time because most of her views are so far left compared to every where but certain sections of Atlanta.
We will see what happens come November but I think we should still be a red state.
Exactly. Those who follow Georgia politics knew this before the election. It is why Karen Handel’s endorsement of Kingston did NO good. The primary showed that folks didn’t want Kingston. The second round proved it
No, sir. That response was made to me 2 months ago, not to another questioner. Your words. Directly to me.
As for your choosing to BELIEVE the words of a rich liberal with no public record on the issues during a heated campaign, that’s the definition of naivete. He wants this, he wants that. Worthless pledges and promises. In the words of Eliza Doolittle, don’t tell me, SHOW me.
If Perdue proves himself to be in the Cruz mode, I will be pleasantly surprised. But for now, it appears you have a Corker/Lamar!/Haslam clone (if not worse) on your hands, and that’s the last thing Georgia, or the U.S. Senate needs.
Don’t get mad at me for potentially being hoodwinked by another slick-talking fella promising the moon and the stars, because you were warned. 2 months ago, you were not so naïve. Go back and read your own posts.