Posted: 5:30 pm Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Sources: Jack Kingston to pick up Phil Gingrey’s endorsement 

By Greg Bluestein

Top Republican officials are closing ranks behind Rep. Jack Kingston’s Senate bid.

Rep. Phil Gingrey, the fourth-place finisher in last month’s crowded GOP primary, is set to endorse the Savannah Republican on Wednesday, two people with direct knowledge of the decision said. It’s not immediately clear what role he’ll play ahead of the July 22 runoff between Kingston and businessman David Perdue.

Kingston’s campaign is trying to parlay a unique accord between establishment forces, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and outsider elements on the GOP’s right flank. He has picked up the blessing of former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, who finished in third place with the help of tea party support, as well as the backing of most of Georgia’s congressional delegation.

Kingston’s campaign declined to comment but said it would hold a “major political announcement” on Wednesday morning. Gingrey, who has represented a northwest Atlanta district for more than a decade, could help Kingston make inroads to vote-rich metro Atlanta. Gingrey won four counties in northwest Georgia, and he and Handel helped dampen Perdue’s lead across the northern part of the state.

For Perdue’s camp, getting spurned by elected officials could play into his message of being an outsider set on shaking up the Washington status quo. He’s long run on his business credentials and his campaign has argued that rank-and-file Republicans will make up their minds on who to support on their own.

Perdue also has establishment support of his own, including the backing of his first cousin, former Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Kingston and Perdue have both courted Rep. Paul Broun, the tea party favorite who finished fifth. It’s not immediately clear whether he’ll endorse either candidate, though we’re told Kingston’s camp has had recent discussions with the Athens Republican. Also on the sidelines are most other prominent Republicans, including Gov. Nathan Deal.021914 senate debate kdj13

64 comments
OffWithTheirHeads
OffWithTheirHeads

I guess you guys can't read. This article was about Kingston and Purdue. Idiots.

honested
honested

Gingrey and broun do realize they are out of a job, right?

Starik
Starik

Are you aware that the Taliban (former Afghanistan government) and El Qaeda (terrorists) are not exactly the same?

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Between the Obama administration's blunders this week with the carbon emissions rule attempts, dumping GA illegals in Arizona,  and the U.S. traitor prisoner swap for 5 big time Taliban operatives; it's like Obama wants his party to lose big in November.  This on top of the last quarter contracting economy, IRS, Libya, and VA messes.  Even the liberal media is having a hard time ignoring so many policy fiascos, and the voters will be reminded via Fox, Drudge, talk radio, Wall Street journal, internet sites, and Fall campaign ads.

POAD2014
POAD2014

22 years in Washington and Kingston has never been a Commitee Chair. He has Done NOTHING and people are Stupid enough to send his worthless back? Kingston is the Trash that needs to be taken out of Washington.

DS
DS

Gingrey, who has represented a northwest Atlanta district for more than a decade, could help Kingston make inroads to vote-rich metro Atlanta.

Gingrey didn't win any voting districts in metro Atlanta; Handel and Perdue won those districts. Perdue outperformed Kingston and Gingrey combined in Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, and Clayton counties, for example.

Gingrey might help Kingston in Polk, Bartow, Chattooga, Paulding and Floyd counties. But that's about it.

td1234
td1234

Kingston had my vote in the primary and will get it in the general election. He will make a good Senator representing the conservative values of Georgia. 

BuckheadBoy
BuckheadBoy

@OffWithTheirHeads If you can't spell Perdue after the name has been featured prominently in Georgia politics for decades (not to mention printed above), you really shouldn't call others idiots or suggest that they can't read. Just because some may regurgitate off-topic what they heard from Fox News and talk radio lately doesn't necessarily mean they're idiots in any clinical sense. It just means they lack capability for critical thinking and are willfully ignorant.

td1234
td1234

@honested There are good,younger,conservatives lined up to take their places in congress. 


Win, win all the way around for Republicans and the American people.

DS
DS

@Kamchak

"...you don’t have to look like a member of the Taliban." --- Brian Kilmeade, Faux News

Actually, he looks more like a member of Duck Dynasty.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Kamchak he does and he claimed the White House for Allah. He Obama's kind of people for sure.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Kamchak that is against the LAW and Obama wasn't allowed to do it. He committed an Impeachable offence. 


To hear Obama state that “no American should be left behind” — has he forgotten about Benghazi and Marine SGT Tahmooressi? How about leaving behind American veterans to die?

Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that Barack Hussein Obama’s unilateral negotiations with terrorists and the ensuing release of their key leadership without consult — mandated by law — with the U.S. Congress represents high crimes and misdemeanors, an impeachable offense.


http://gopthedailydose.com/2014/06/03/case-impeachment-barack-hussein-obama-june-3-2014/

td1234
td1234

@Starik Exactly is the key word in the sentence that makes it correct. They do share the quality of both being Islamic fascist terrorist. 

The-Centrist
The-Centrist

 @The_Centrist

Fox, Drudge, talk radio, Wall Street journal, internet sites, and Fall campaign ads.

Mind numbingly inane, ever for you.  And that's a pretty tough standard....

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@The_Centrist " the voters will be reminded via Fox, Drudge, talk radio, Wall Street journal, internet sites, and Fall campaign ads."

And that's a crying shame, all those Obama supporters who go to Fox, Drudge, talk radio, Wall Street journal, internet sites, will start hearing criticism of Obama and the Dems. Man! the Dems will lose about 3-4 votes from that demographic, as a result!  Fox, Drudge, talk radio, Wall Street journal, internet sites, have never criticized the Obama administration or Dems before, so it will be a big blow to the Dems if such trusted impartial, sources as they begin attacking them.

That was a brilliant observation from da centrist!  That must be why they pay him the big bucks


DS
DS

@The_Centrist Blunders?

The carbon emissions rule will help begin to reverse global warming. The Obama administration came up with an ingenious approach, which gives the states lots of flexibility in choosing a path toward reducing carbon emissions. Seventy percent of Americans are in favor of taking more proactive steps to combat global warming.

The Georgia illegals dumped in Arizona story has been debunked. From George Mathis: "UPDATE: Friday morning, ICE spokesman Vincent Picard emailed me to say no illegal immigrants detained in Georgia have been flown to Arizona. Picard believes a migrant probably told the photographer they were headed to Georgia, not that they were from Georgia. Picard did confirm Texas agents have transported people to Arizona and released them."

Our nation has always strived to leave no military personnel behind, whether alive or dead. It is sacrosanct. We were able to bring this soldier back, which is to be celebrated. And we managed to unload 5 more detainees out of Guantanamo, which is great too. Pretty good deal.

Congressional Republicans have refused to cooperate on passing a jobs bill and a bill to restore funding to the VA. They screw things up, then blame the mess on Obama.

I don't get my news from Fox, Drudge, or talk radio. I do check out WSJ, though, along with other more reputable sources.

btn
btn

Remember when we tied yellow ribbons when there were hostages?


Obama brings our lone hostage in Afghanistan home, and right wing jack offs lose their minds.

Funny how Palin fears death panels, but wants to be judge jury and executioner to a soldier being held hostage by the Taliban.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@The_Centrist 

U.S. traitor...

 Got proof, sport?

Please, show your work.

Thanks in advance.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

I don't think such endorsements matter much.  Most voters had their own pecking order and political ads will change more than endorsements from fellow professional politician losers.  As noted, Perdue will probably win the northern third of GA, but it might not be enough to overcome the huge south GA vote for Kingston.  Turnout will be a huge issue.  "Likely" voters will be hard to pin down.

td1234
td1234

@DS And those counties are about all it will take for him to win the seat. Combine it with the Handle endorsement and picking up the majority of her votes in Fulton and Forsyth.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@td1234

Once again I'm going to follow your lead.  Kingston will be easier for Nunn to beat.  He has an actual voting record that she can skewer - not that he's ever accomplished anything, but he does at least have some votes there that Nunn can use to define him, in  her quest to turn out the Dem voters.

Acidic
Acidic

@td1234  Yet another reason to vote for Perdue.

honested
honested

@td1234 @honested 

In your opinion.

I just see more national network coverage of new dimbulbs who lead the rest of the Country to believe that 'Deliverance' still represents the real in Georgia and 'Gone With the Wind' represents the ideal.

Just wait till crazy loudermilk is shouted down for attempting to introduce a flurry of new, pointless, UnConstitutional 'zygote citizenship' bills.

The rest of America will wonder if this is the best we can do and if not why we don't send qualified representatives to Washington.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@POAD2014 

He[sic] Obama's kind of people for sure.

(sigh)

And exactly what, "kind of people" is that, sport?

Kamchak
Kamchak

@POAD2014 

Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that Barack Hussein Obama’s unilateral negotiations with terrorists...

St. Ronnie of the Ray-Gun says, "What?"

Starik
Starik

@td1234 @Starik El Qaeda want to commit acts of terror in various countries, including ours; the Taliban are religious extremists.  If the Taliban hadn't given refuge to AQ they wouldn't be any different than a bunch of other governments who aren't a threat to anybody outside their borders.

DS
DS

@td1234 yes, the Handel endorsement was a much bigger thing than Gingrey's endorsement. If Handel's supporters follow her lead and go for Kingston, it's probably game over for Perdue. 

Just not sure whether her metro Atlanta supporters would rather go for a southeast Georgia congressman over Perdue. Long-time politician or fresh face? We'll see.

EdUktr
EdUktr

@CherokeeCounty

So you're confident Michelle's running as a Democrat? Where does it actually say that in her campaign literature?

Acidic
Acidic

@CherokeeCounty  I voted for Handel in the primary because I thought Michelle would easily clean her clock.  I'll be interested in watching how the runoff unfolds before I decide which of these two I'll vote for...as the weaker opponent for Nunn.  Kingston is dumber than dirt, and a total captive of the Chamber.  Perdue is too keen to capitulate to the rightwingers.  That's my take for now, subject to change.

td1234
td1234

@CherokeeCounty Nate Silver says Nunn has a 26% chance of winning and that was with Phil and Paul still in the race. 


Larry Sabato says Nunn has 1% chance of winning. 

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Kamchak Muslim Brotherhood just like many people he has in his cabinet. 

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Kamchak What's next is easy: I'm guessing the spooks will want to debrief the guy after he's spent 5 years among the enemy, so that will come first. When they're done with him, he'll be handed back to the Army, which will decide based on the 2010 investigation and any new evidence whether or not to convene an AR 15-6 investigation. The result of that investigation will either clear Bergdahl or recommend non-judicial (Article 15) punishment or judicial punishment.

So, the next thing to look out for, whenever the news comes out that Bergdahl has been released from medical care, is the 15-6 investigation. It won't happen right away, as again, the spooks will get him first, but if it doesn't happen ever, then that will tell you everything you need to know about the disposition of his case.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@POAD2014 

yes we do.

 What part of "Please, show your work " seems to be giving you the most trouble?

Just askin'.

td1234
td1234

@DS @td1234 It is interesting to look at a Georgia map at the counties won by Perdue and Kingston. You can just about draw a line from Augusta to Macon to Columbus. Most everything south of the line went to Kingston and everything North was Purdue or Handle country.   

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

Kamchak has provided that evidence for you several times, ed.

Wonder why you are so invested in making yourself look like an idiot by constantly bringing it up?

Acidic
Acidic

@td1234  I just checked the Sabato site, td.  He's got Georgia at "leans Republican."  That's probably accurate, but it's closer than "likely" and much closer than "safe."  As usual, you're either lying or you're illiterate, and most probably both.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@POAD2014 

... just like many people he has in his cabinet. 

Got proof?

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Kamchak In his press conference, Obama also shifted U.S. policy by choosing to describe the Taliban as a legitimate fighting force.


The award of legitimacy to the Taliban undermines the Afghan government, which has long maintained that Taliban is a illegitimate army. Before Obama, the U.S. had never recognized the Taliban as a legitimate army, even when it was the ruling power in Afghanistan.

td1234
td1234

@Acidic What does "lean Republican" mean? 60 to 70% chance of a Republican win or Republican wins by 7 to 10 points? 


Why did you not mention Nate Silver? 

Kamchak
Kamchak

@POAD2014 

In his press conference, Obama...

 In his press conference, Obama sent me a coded message containing Catrinel Menghia's cell phone number.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@POAD2014 

 you can do some simple research on line can't you?

(shrug)

Not my job, sport.

Your allegation, you provide proof.

BTW FoxNews is not proof.

Acidic
Acidic

I didn't check Nate Silver's site, but your report of 26% sounds about right at this point.  Make no mistake, td, none of us Democrats thinks Michelle's going to win easily.  It will be an uphill climb in a state full of wannabe Mississipians like you, but I think she has the smarts, the resources, and the allies to make it quite a race.  It's still the Republicans to lose, I admit.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Kamchakthen his buddies in his unit are LYING? Him saying he didn't want to be an American isn't PROOF. His dad claiming the White House for Allah isn't Proof?

Foxnews is as much proof as your liberal crap media.

What none of these media is reporting is that the father’s (SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s father Bob) first words at the WH were in Arabic – those words were “bism allah alrahman alraheem” – which means “in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful” – these are the opening words of every chapter of the Qur’an except one (the chapter of the sword – the 9th) – by uttering these words on the grounds of the WH, Bergdahl (the father) sanctified the WH and claimed it for Islam. There is no question but POTUS knows this.”

http://allenbwest.com/2014/06/bombshell-first-words-bergdahls-father-white-house-arabic/

td1234
td1234

@Acidic I do not believe the margin will be any closer than what Obama did in 2010 or 2012 and he had much greater resources, better name recognition and a more excited base come out and vote. 

TBS
TBS

@POAD2014 @Kamchak 

Is that the same West who paid a fine and left the military so he wouldn't have to face a court martial?

Acidic
Acidic

I'm encouraged by the indisputable fact that you're almost always wrong.

The-Centrist
The-Centrist

Yes.  Allen West is a traitor and a coward.

Of couse, you're talking to a guy who thinks that if you say Allah at the White House, you 'claim' it for Islam... whatever the heck relevance that has.

td1234
td1234

@Acidic Only election I have actually predicted and was wrong about  since I started posting on this board in 2010 was Obama's re-election in 2012. 

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@td1234   "Only election I have actually predicted....."

Correction amigo, that was the only election result you picked wrong.  About 6 months ago you and your buddy da centrist were discussing at great lengths how those dastardly Dems would be crossing over to create chaos in the puppy primary by voting for broun, pennington, and other loose cannons. 

How did you two political science scholars fare with that election prediction?  I''m sure you 2 have mounds of evidence to prove all those crossovers occurred?

td1234
td1234

@AuntieChrist @td1234 The crossovers and the teachers did not happen as I actually thought they might have from the intensity of the teachers and state employees. Deal bought them off to stay apathetic. 


I never predicted Barge would win I thought he had a chance with the intensity of the teachers and state employees. 


The lack of voter turnout in the primary by them is the reason I am predicting that Deal will be re-elected easy.