Lost in the Primary Runoff
Rep. Jack Kingston ran in the open Senate seat vacated by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R). The congressman lost in a runoff with businessman Dave Perdue, who would go on to win the seat in the general election.
Kingston had a solid business record, scoring an 87% average on BIPAC's Prosperity Project voting records, 85% on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's cumulative voting record and 86% on NAM's 112th Congress voting record. He amassed a large base of support, including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and his former primary opponents, former Secretary of State Karen Handel and Rep. Phil Gingrey.
Our state partner, the Georgia Association of Manufacturers also supported our endorsement.
D. Perdue 50.9% 245,725
J. Kingston 49.1% 237,193