Perdue Beats Kingston to Grab Georgia’s Republican Senate Nomination

July 23, 2014

Former Dollar General Corp. Chief Executive Officer David Perdue has won the primary for Georgia’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination, beating insurance agent and current Congressman Jack Kingston in a close contest.

With all precincts reporting in yesterday’s runoff race, Perdue had 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for Rep. Kingston, according to the Associated Press.

In the general election, Perdue will face Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee who is the daughter of former four-term Georgia Senator Sam Nunn.

Perdue is a cousin of Georgia’s former Republican Governor Sonny Perdue.

Both Nunn and Perdue are political newcomers.

They are running for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Saxby Chambliss.

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  • July 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm
    jw says:
    Perdue lives in Kingston's district and Jack insulted the gated community of Sea Island where Perdue lives during the campaign. Nothing like calling your constituants dumb and... read more
  • July 23, 2014 at 10:44 am
    ComradeAnon says:
    Now we get to see the U.S. Chamber of Commerce eat crow, and the $3,000,000 they backed Kingston with, and back Perdue.
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