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David Perdue wins
Republican Senate nomination

Atlanta Journal-Constitution [GA], by Daniel Malloy

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/22/2014 11:46:27 PM

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. In addition to his famous last name and lingering political network from his cousin, Perdue deployed $3 million of his own money to back his bid. Still, he was outspent by Kingston and allied Super PACs –

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With 99%, Perdue was 50.9 to 49.1. I´d call that a squeaker, but a win in tossing out the old GOP guard.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Elvira, 7/23/2014 12:46:46 AM     (No. 9936217)

Yeah Georgia!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 7/23/2014 12:49:18 AM     (No. 9936220)

All that matters is removing the most evil person ever to serve in US Senate leadership from his position--Harry Reid.

So, pray for, contribute to and vote for David Perdue!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thelmalou, 7/23/2014 1:05:27 AM     (No. 9936228)

Don´t like Perdue, but at least the Establishment Machine didn´t win.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 7/23/2014 1:51:24 AM     (No. 9936244)

Woo Hooo! Another victory against the GOP establishment. Fantastic. Thank you Georgia voters.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/23/2014 1:51:29 AM     (No. 9936245)

A great night. It´s close but doesn´t matter - it´s a win! We are very serious about getting rid of these too long timers. Now on to a David Purdue victory!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/23/2014 2:10:24 AM     (No. 9936254)

Watch out for the establishment to stab him in the back as he heads to the big show.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: judy, 7/23/2014 5:59:29 AM     (No. 9936305)

The Chamber of Commerce was against Perdue, so he must be a conservative. Another win for someone who spent less $$$ than the establishment´s choice.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/23/2014 10:03:52 AM     (No. 9936602)

David, be ye unafraid, keep your moral core,and make conservatives more than happy to support you. Congratulations Georgia. One more loose screw tossed aside. Hopefully the RNC will help to fund David´s campaign more so than done in Virginia.

GOT TEA?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/23/2014 10:07:03 AM     (No. 9936609)

Perdue wasn´t the Tea Party candidate. The Tea Parties stayed out of the Kingston-Perdue run-off.

Congratulations to Perdue. I hope he clobbers Michelle Nunn. He´ll be a good candidate.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/23/2014 10:12:39 AM     (No. 9936617)

Hey, Establishment GOP, are you listening???

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lalo, 7/23/2014 10:30:43 AM     (No. 9936646)

People´s idea of establishment or not, I voted for Kingston with bells on. Perdue´s ads had no real content as to policy or issues - just a trite depiction of the Washington gang as a bunch of crying babies; hardly an incisive critique. I tend to vote for the man, or woman, and Kingston shined through in his ads as very sympatico. Trey Gowdy supported him as well, I notice.

Perdue does have the Marlboro man image going for him. I just hope he is more conservative and genuine than what I am picking up - supposedly supports Common Core, etc.

At least Kingston´s & Phil Gingrey´s seats will remain Republican after their failed runs for the Senate. Not sure about the others - Paul Broun et al.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/23/2014 10:59:40 AM     (No. 9936691)

Hopefully the Republican bigwigs will warn this guy not to allow the liberal media, who will be gunning for him big time, to sucker him into talking about how a woman´s body responds to rape, abortion, and the evils of "free" contraception, that have nothing to do with being a US Senator, but would cause him to lose the general election.

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