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Kingston visits South Hall Republican Club

POSTED: June 3, 2014 12:04 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston made a stop at the South Hall Republican Club meeting Monday night to deliver his stump speech to conservative supporters ahead of a July 22 runoff with businessman David Perdue for the nomination to the state’s U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss.

It was Kingston’s third stop in the county since the primary election May 20, and about 100 people showed up at the meeting, a bigger turnout than usual.

Kingston laid out his political platform, touching on everything from national security and fiscal policy to workforce training and the price of gas.

“I want you to know that I’m very, very committed” to Hall County, Kingston said. “I’m very happy to have the support that I do in Hall County and we’re going to work hard to make sure that we continue to grow that ...”

Kingston pulled 25.8 percent of the vote statewide in the Republican primary last month while Perdue garnered 30.64 percent.

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, who finished third in the primary with 21.96 percent of the vote, has endorsed Kingston.

The winner of the runoff will face Democrat Michelle Nunn and Libertarian Amanda Swafford of Flowery Branch in the general election Nov. 4.


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