Skip to comments.Karen Handel to endorse Kingston for US Senate (GA)
Posted on 05/28/2014 9:06:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
ATLANTA For all the wrangling between the tea party and establishment conservatives in this midterm election year, key players from both sides are closing ranks behind one candidate in Georgias Republican Senate primary runoff.
Tea party favorite Karen Handel will announce Wednesday that shes backing U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston over businessman David Perdue in a July 22 runoff, Kingstons campaign confirmed to The Associated Press.
It comes the same day that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an establishment titan that spent almost $1 million supporting Kingston in the initial primary campaign, announced another statewide ad buy for Kingston. The spot features Georgia Bulldogs football hero and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker.
Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, finished third in a May 20 primary for one of the nations most closely watched Senate races. The Republican nominee will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in a Nov. 4 general election that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obamas administration.
The GOP needs six more senators to claim a majority and cannot afford to lose the seat opened by the retirement of Saxby Chambliss.
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“...For all the wrangling between the tea party and establishment conservatives...”
If they really WERE Conservatives, there’d be no problem nor quarrel with the Tea Party.
This is large. Kingston is the best of the two remaining...
Kingston seems like the more conservative of the two left. I trust him more on social issues, than fiscal, it’s hard to trust an appropriator, but his voting history doesn’t scream RINO. It’s hard to know what Perdue is.
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