Posted: 3:19 pm Monday, January 27th, 2014

Jack Kingston throws down $1.2 million for crunch time TV 

By Daniel Malloy

WASHINGTON – Jack Kingston showed he can raise money. Now he’s showing how he will spend it, putting out a press release this afternoon advertising a $1.289 million television ad buy for the run-up to the May 20 primary.

The Senate-seeking Congressman from Savannah is not going on the air right away, but is locking down rates well in advance — before other campaigns and Super PACs drive up the prices. From the release:

“The generosity and support of our donors allows us to lock in rates now before they become more expensive,” said Chris Crawford, Kingston Campaign Manager. “This purchase leverages our resources to save the campaign dollars down the road.  It ensures Jack is able to efficiently communicate his vision directly to voters.”

Kingston announced earlier this month that he had raised $880,000 for the fourth quarter. He ended the year with $3.4 million cash on hand and has raised $4.2 million for the race.

The Kingston campaign said today’s purchase did not preclude future buys.

“Today’s buy is about using our campaign resource most effectively,” said Crawford.  “We will make other strategic decisions on resources in the future.”

Kingston and businessman David Perdue, who is relying in part on his personal wealth, have the most money in the Georgia Republican Senate primary. Among the top tier candidates, they also have the biggest name ID challenges in metro Atlanta, the most expensive television market.

Kingston’s ad buy will be for broadcast and cable spots statewide in April and May.

15 comments
DavidFarrar
DavidFarrar

Help give all Georgians a louder voice than Washington's insider groups and special interests this time around in the 2014 primary.


The Tea Party Exploratory Committee of Georgia has been created to help Tea Party candidates establish their Tea Party credentials throughout the state for the 2014 elections.


Item 1: Congressional candidates must pledge not to ask for or accept outside the state PAC funds, or political endorsements, during their primary campaigns.


Georgia's congressional representation belongs to the good people of Georgia. It should not be sold off to Washington bigwigs to the highest bidder long before the first Georgian walks into a voting booth.


ex animo

davidfarrar

*Political endorsements or donations from Georgia citizens, businesses, labor unions and/or present and former public office holders, from within the state, do not violate this pledge

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

Waste of money for Jack Kingston.  Will add a bit to the Georgia economy.  This fraternity boy is a favorite foil for comedians like Gilbert and Bill Maher.  Kingston has voted to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases,and voted to add pollutants to the Clean Water Act.  He has voted against tax incentives for renewable energy and in favor of opening the Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling.  He thought Gingrich's suggestion that poor children should work for food and should do so in a public arena (their own school) so that those with more means would be able to ridicule them was a really good suggestion.  This guy may not be the buffoon that is Broun, the failure that is Handel, or the crack-pot that is Gingrey, but people intent on destroying the environment for money or enslaving the poor do not represent American values and need to be side-lined. 

EdUktr
EdUktr

As I've pointed out before, Jack Kingston's main handicap is the eagerness with which the liberal Democrat AJC is seen to promote him.

Bernie31
Bernie31

Play wid puppy, Puppy lick yu mouth. - Jamaican Proverb

Kamchak
Kamchak

Probably why this blog is so quiet...

...we're just not that into you.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Probably why this blog is so quiet:

Ten protesters were arrested Monday in Gov. Nathan Deal’s office after refusing police orders to leave.

The protesters are part of a group called Moral Monday, who want Deal to agree to expand the state’s Medicaid program.

NWGAL
NWGAL

He will have to be careful to thread the needle between alienating the TeaParty folks and alarming the sane voters.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Both Handel and Gingrey have high negatives, so doubt their metro area name recognition helps much.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Nah, they will start pushing Karen Handel harder, knowing she will look bad compared to Michelle Nunn.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

Be careful - he'll stomp his foot and take his ball and go home and put you on his 'do not read' list....

Bernie31
Bernie31

@NWGALThat is going to be Very Difficult.....IMPOSSIBLE!!!!

Jack's Goose is COOKED! Stick a Fork in HIM...This is ONE IS DONE!

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@NWGAL In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man will be king. In the land of repuppy senate candidates, jack kingston will appear sane. I guess his campaign ads will end with the message: "I'm jack kingston, and I'm not as crazy as they are."

Kamchak
Kamchak

@CherokeeCounty

Be careful - he'll stomp his foot and take his ball and go home and put you on his 'do not read' list....

You say that like it's a bad thing.

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