Gingrich backs Kingston in Georgia Senate race

Published On: Jun 10 2014 03:38:58 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 10 2014 03:39:25 PM EDT

Newt Gingrich is adding his support to Rep. Jack Kingston's campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.
The former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate said Tuesday that Kingston is "a tireless reformer dedicated to advancing our conservative values."

Gingrich helped recruit Kingston to run for Congress. Kingston is vying with former Dollar General CEO David Perdue for the Republican nomination and has already picked up key endorsements from two former rivals, ex-Secretary of State Karen Handel and Rep. Phil Gingrey.
Kingston and Perdue will compete in a runoff July 22. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.
The race is among a dozen or so being watched nationally. Republicans can't afford to lose the Georgia seat as they look to take control of the Senate.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus