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David Perdue wins Republican Senate nomination
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 22, 2014 | Daniel Malloy

Posted on 07/22/2014 10:27:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s 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. Perdue’s cousin, Sonny, was a two-term governor and Nunn’s father, Sam, was a four-term U.S. Senator....

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TOPICS: Georgia; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; georgia; gop; kingston; perdue; republicans; senate
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1 posted on 07/22/2014 10:27:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another victory for the big gubmint RINO establishment.

2 posted on 07/22/2014 10:37:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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...?!?!


3 posted on 07/22/2014 10:38:59 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 10:42:56 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Same old story:looks like write-in is the only acceptable choice for me.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 10:44:57 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: liberalism is suicide

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>


6 posted on 07/22/2014 10:55:39 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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


7 posted on 07/22/2014 10:57:23 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DestroyLiberalism

The only moderate was the 22 year career politician who lost


8 posted on 07/22/2014 10:58:53 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Nifster wrote:
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The only moderate was the 22 year career politician who lost
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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???


9 posted on 07/22/2014 11:02:38 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Yup


10 posted on 07/22/2014 11:07:11 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DestroyLiberalism

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.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 11:12:27 PM PDT by true believer forever (Lord, Give me this mountain.)
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To: Nifster

Seriously?! Look, I may have born at night but not LAST NIGHT!


12 posted on 07/22/2014 11:14:02 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 11:25:22 PM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: BinaryBoy

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.)


14 posted on 07/22/2014 11:43:52 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

We will both seein time


15 posted on 07/22/2014 11:50:05 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Are you a Georgia resident or just one of the so called know it alls?


16 posted on 07/22/2014 11:51:03 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

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.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 1:01:22 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Nifster

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.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 1:03:12 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BinaryBoy

Many liberal Democrats running in the South until a decade ago did the same thing. Perdue just used their playbook.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 1:04:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

But you do not vote here and obviously do not know Perdue.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 1:11:46 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If you actually knew what you were talking about it might make a difference


21 posted on 07/23/2014 1:12:38 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

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.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 1:16:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Nifster

So you prefer the Savannah span ?


23 posted on 07/23/2014 1:17:18 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Nifster; DestroyLiberalism

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.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 1:25:30 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Then surely you know Kingston repeatedly lied about Perdue in his ads. I voted for Perdurable because of that.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 2:32:00 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: carcraft

Herman Cain supported. Perdurable!


26 posted on 07/23/2014 2:35:12 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!!


27 posted on 07/23/2014 3:03:43 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

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?


28 posted on 07/23/2014 3:58:09 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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:

Kentucky
North Carolina
Georgia
Mississippi


29 posted on 07/23/2014 3:58:15 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: bfh333

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 :(


30 posted on 07/23/2014 4:06:10 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

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..


31 posted on 07/23/2014 4:14:51 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Think you have it backwards. Kingston is the DC lifer.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 4:16:46 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline for lease)
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To: ken5050

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.


33 posted on 07/23/2014 4:23:21 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ($$$$$$$$ DEFUND OBAMA! $$$$$$$$$)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Interesting. Thanks to all posters.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 4:38:55 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: carcraft

The Obama soundalike ad put me off of Kingston.


35 posted on 07/23/2014 4:54:30 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
Kingston repeatedly said he would NOT vote for any form of amnesty. I believe him..IMHO..he's been a reliable conservative. Unfortunately for Jack..most Georgian's didn't..

FYI.. Erick Erickson at Red State has an in-depth analysis here ..a good read

36 posted on 07/23/2014 5:51:34 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

fieldmarshaldj wrote:
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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.
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Nice catch. And of course notice how this snarky, born again Perdue cheerleader has suddenly been reduced to the sound of crickets chirping.


37 posted on 07/23/2014 6:38:48 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: ken5050

That chamber of commerce endorsement was a red flag for many. That signaled amnesty to most people.


38 posted on 07/23/2014 9:09:08 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ($$$$$$$$ DEFUND OBAMA! $$$$$$$$$)
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To: Nifster

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????


39 posted on 07/23/2014 1:52:04 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Nifster

Here’s some fresh ammo for you; turns out Rove joined forces with CoC to crush TEA party aspirations:

‘“Kingston’s largest backer, who has pumped nearly $3 million into Kingston TV ads is 100% openly pro-amnesty,” the ad says, referring to Kingston’s 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 they’d 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.’

http://www.tpnn.com/2014/07/23/another-gop-establishment-candidate-bites-the-dust-after-u-s-chamber-of-commerce-support/


40 posted on 07/23/2014 4:39:31 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: carcraft

Sauce for the goose.


41 posted on 07/23/2014 4:52:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Soul of the South

5. You left out South Carolina, especially if Tom Ravenel makes it official as an Independent Conservative. He already has my endorsement.


42 posted on 07/23/2014 4:53:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Yup.


43 posted on 07/23/2014 4:54:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: true believer forever
count your blessing where you may

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.

44 posted on 07/23/2014 4:58:13 PM PDT by grania
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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


45 posted on 07/23/2014 8:56:36 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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


46 posted on 07/23/2014 9:00:58 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster; DestroyLiberalism; Impy

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.


47 posted on 07/23/2014 9:06:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: NKP_Vet

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.


48 posted on 07/23/2014 9:08:47 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Fantasywriter

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


49 posted on 07/23/2014 9:10:00 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

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.


50 posted on 07/23/2014 9:13:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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