Posted: 9:28 pm Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Jack Kingston: ‘It is going to be a late night. … We will prevail.’ 

By Daniel Malloy

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As Rep. Jack Kingston took the stage to thank a couple hundred supporters in Midtown, a large screen projecting election results showed him with a lead of less than one percentage point over rival David Perdue.

“It is going to be a late night,” he said. “So for those of you who are interested, there is a Starbucks across the street.”

Kingston still projected confidence in the outcome.

“I am confident that at the end of the night, when that last vote is counted, that we will prevail,” Kingston said.

He got a little nostalgic — and threw a jab at Perdue — when talking about his 22-year congressional career.

“My opponent thinks maybe that’s a bad thing, but I tell you serving the people of Georgia and talking to them and trying to solve problems, it is a great honor. Those two words, public and servant, are very important to our country, our national fiber. And having an opportunity to be a public servant is a really great thing.”

Kingston was introduced by former U.S. Sen. Mack Mattingly and handed off to Karen Handel, the third place primary finisher and Kingston’s near-constant companion on the trail in the last few days.

Handel told us earlier that she was not too keen with the idea being floated lately by Republicans to get rid of Georgia’s runoff system:

“It’s clear the runoff process is too long and the May primary date ended up being for various reasons not the optimal date for turnout. I don’t think we ought to do away with the runoff. It doesn’t make a lot of sense. …

“Do we really want our nominee to be someone who won 30 percent of the vote?”

 

35 comments
Bernie31
Bernie31

Jack, You have a call from President Obama!......Lol...lol....rofl.....lol....lol

MichaelHannigan
MichaelHannigan

Flash!  Just posted on FOX News (on line):

"House investigators: IRS tech experts say Lerner’s hard drive only 'scratched,' not destroyed…not irreparably damaged, as Americans have been led to believe."

But, but, when queried by Bill O’Reilly on his (BHO) interview,whether (within the IRS) corruption, or mass corruption, was at play, Barry responded: “Not even mass corruption -- not even a smidgen of corruption.”

Oh well, you know how FOX News lies.  They took a video of the above House Press Conference and worked 10-12 hours clipping, pasting and moving lips around, editing the videos, etc.,  so they could go on line with the lie.  Let's see if the other parts of the LameStream media will have the cojones to publish it in the a.m. press releases.  See, I tell the truth even about FOX News. 

honested
honested

Not to worry, imbeciles still have adequate representation in Congress. 

Nothing much will change in the 10th or the 11th, and they will no doubt hold their 'dimmest bulb' categories in political literature.

majiirob
majiirob

Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back no more, no more, no more!

honested
honested

Where are the cadre of 'political experts' who were so convinced in predicting a '9 point win' for kingston.

Funny how some folks just can't tell when the wind has changed.

honested
honested

Just saw perdue's 'victory speech'.

Odd that he left out giving credit to those really responsible for his fleeting 'victory'.....


Democratic cross-over voters, picking the most vulnerable opponent!!

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

Not looking good for the big spending establishment candidate.  I think folks got tired of his incessant negative ads, I sure did.


He may find a few bags of votes he has stashed somewhere, like Al Franken, but that appears to be his only shot.


Infraredguy
Infraredguy

I guess tomorrow Michelle " I don't have Nunn, experience that is " Nunn will have to reveal what she learned from her Grandmother about National and International issues, she may even have to say those dreaded words " I am a Democrat " . I wonder if Harry Reid will come campaign with her, after all if she can win, he will have a reliable vote.

LookbeforeIleap
LookbeforeIleap

BTW Mr Kingston:

Career politician is NOT the same thing as public servant.


PSWallace
PSWallace

David Perdue's comments on Karen Handel's education were anti-thetical to the spirit of a democratic Republic, for this nation made a conscious choice once upon a time that we would not be governed by "pedigrees above all". I thus found those comments unacceptable then, I find them unacceptable now.

Mr. Perdue has won his victory, if he has--let him see what leverage he may have to force himself onto those people who simply do not have to accept him as their representative.  My guess is that his missives will be dead upon arrival. No matter what they may be.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@honested   some folks just can't tell when the wind has changed.

Because their head is so far up their derriere, they think their own fa--ts are the winds of change.

RadicalRuralDem
RadicalRuralDem

@honested I disagree. Kingston is the Republican mirror of Michelle Nunn. This is going to make contrast much more difficult and he has no real political record to attack, either. 

MichaelHannigan
MichaelHannigan

@honested 

(Dis)honested:  The time is sure to come when those shoes will be on the other foot and your type will be screaming at the GOP voters who crossed over to vote.  You know that as well as I and don try to BS your way through that!

LookbeforeIleap
LookbeforeIleap

@honested 

Well it's clear he is planning to run against Obama and not Nunn.

He'll bash and bash trying to put her on the defensive and look pretty stupid doing it.

She can focus on issues.

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@PSWallace Handel couldn't even deliver her home county to Kingston.  She is done as a player in state politics.  Time for her to run another non-profit into the ground.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@MichaelHannigan Poor mikey, does him have a sad sad?

Go ahead and cross over mikey ( and I don't mean cross-dressing. we already know you do that). Dem candidates are intelligent, qualified individuals, so no matter which one you vote for, we'll be getting quality representation.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@MichaelHannigan 

The time is sure to come when those shoes will be on the other foot...

(shrug)

My parents -- staunch conservatives -- have been voting in the Democrat primary for decades.

Just sayin'.

honested
honested

@MichaelHannigan @honested 

Yes, the shoes will be on the other foot, in November......

When those of us who put perdue on the ticket will be voting for MICHELLE NUNN!

td1234
td1234

@LookbeforeIleap "Focus on issues"  What issues are you talking about? She still will not admit she is in the same party as Obama and Harry Reid. 

LookbeforeIleap
LookbeforeIleap

@td1234 @LookbeforeIleap 

"She still will not admit she is in the same party as Obama and Harry Reid"

Always hard to tell whether you are joking or being obtuse.

I'm feeling generous so, HAHAHAHAHA

honested
honested

@LookbeforeIleap @MichaelHannigan 

Congressman Lewis has served the 5th District as well as the United States with grace, courage and conviction, traits sorely lacking in so many of Georgia's Congressional Districts.

If anyone in politics deserves a well earned retirement, he does, and I'm sure he will let us all know when that time comes.