Posted: 6:00 am Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

David Perdue vows not to take US Chamber money in Senate race 

By Greg Bluestein

Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn are vying for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.

Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn are vying for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat.

Thursday’s Georgia Chamber of Commerce forum will be the first joint public appearance between Senate contenders David Perdue and Michelle Nunn. It will also be the Republican’s first big trip to a major Chamber meeting since his public break with the national group.

In the heat of the Republican primary, Perdue walked out of a contentious endorsement meeting with the U.S. Chamber, and the two traded attacks in the closing days of the primary runoff. The national organization is separate from the Georgia offshoot, which is hosting Thursday’s event and doesn’t endorse candidates.

Two audio recordings from a late June event in Augusta documenting his angst with the national Chamber landed in our inbox this week, sent from a Nunn ally.

The first, which you’ll find below, offers Perdue’s take on why the Chamber backed Rep. Jack Kingston over him in the primary and last month’s nasty runoff. He said his opposition to “amnesty” in an immigration overhaul the group supported was a poison pill, though the Chamber has said its 13-year path to citizenship is no such thing.

The second clip is Perdue’s assertion that even if offered funding from the Chamber in the general election, “I am not going to take it.” (The end is a little muffled.)

Given the well-documented turmoil between the two, we don’t think that’s something he’ll have to worry about.

Here are the clips:

 

50 comments
Bernie31
Bernie31

Ahhhh...Excuse Me Mr. Perdue. Can ya please show US some doumentation where The U.S. Chamber is plannning, thinking about ,considering, pondering ,discussing, wondering of any amount they want to DONATE ta Yer Campaign?


Can Yer Share DAT wit US?


Cause fore yer can refuse,deny, reject, say NO to any FUNDS you must have a STATEMENT, Sentence,comment,Fax,Letter, texte or E-mail saying We wants ta Give yer some MONEY!


If yer ain't got that...would yer say yer statement is a LIE, White LIE, Republican Lie or just plain ole everday Lying most CEO's do to their Employees every Day?

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

Ok, moderates, here's the GOP game plan if they take the Senate:


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised in no uncertain terms that he'd use must-pass spending bills to force confrontations with President Barack Obama over policy reforms if he's elected majority leader. <http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/mitch-mcconnell-government-shutdown-fights-republican-majority>


More shutdowns and threats thereof if the GOP gets the Senate. If for no other reason than that (and the SCOTUS), Perdue shouldn't get your vote.

dcdcdc
dcdcdc

And once again, the Choir at the AJC JG political blog sings to themselves.  It'll be funny after the election, when many folks here think to themselves "How did Nunn/Carter lose?  I don't know ANYONE who didn't vote for them".


But of course, these same folks pride themselves on their embrace of "Diversity".  Yeah, diversity must mean "Everyone thinks exactly the same".  

MiltonMan
MiltonMan

...and where does Mary Nunn get her money???  Funny that The AJC has yet to mention this while drooling on itself to sell Mary Nunn to GA voters. 

longmemories
longmemories

Perdue is the son of two schoolteachers and has two degrees and is a graduate of georgia tech. He is a self made man. He understands that you can't raise taxes enough or cut spending enough to balance the budget. You have to bring back the trillions chased overseas. He has lived in China and understands the global economy. He is the best candidate I have seen from either party in a long time.

DS
DS

So Perdue said he won't take money from the Chamber of Commerce. Yeah, right.

All that really tells us is that the bridge between them was completely burned down in the primary campaign and Chamber funds aren't on offer. It sure will be strange to see the Chamber sitting on the sidelines in this race.

I thought the most surprising Perdue quote was at 5:54:

"Paul [Broun] and I agree on a lot of stuff; he just says it different than I say it."

Whoa Nellie! We wondered what would happen if Republicans nominated someone like Paul Broun. Now David Perdue is telling us they did.

The_Real_Centrist
The_Real_Centrist

One good way around this problem, folks.  Vote for Michelle Nunn in November.  Easy peasey.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

A candidate standing up for his convictions and turning down tainted money; it is almost unheard of.  We need people like Perdue that refuse to be bullied.


honested
honested

So sonny's cousin asked for cofc money and they told him to pound sand......

Rather than just let it go, an egomaniac like sonny's cousin has to pretend that somehow he is above 'their money'.

What a maroon.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

I don't think anyone cares whether David Perdue accepts money from the chamber of commerce or not.  This guy has already stuffed his pockets at our expense.  He is looking at a Senate seat as a nice emeritus retirement program.  He has no proposed programs, has no interest in any of the national problems requiring an elected leader's study and attention, and is having trouble understanding the difference between public organization and a corporate bureaucracy.  Ms. Nunn has been inside this activity for years and knows how to get things done.  Perdue (as Astropig and EdUktr point out below and elsewhere) has no intention of promoting any programs.  His role will be to block everything - without even knowing the problem or the current status.  Who needs that? Just the Astropigs and the EdUktrs that want everything for themselves and can't spell.  The rest of us see problems that need to be addressed and rectified.  Vote for Michelle Nunn and apply a little acetone to that wood glue up in Washington.

Wascatlady
Wascatlady

He doesn't have to take "chamber money."  He can just take the money from their hundreds of individual members.  Problem solved.

Astropig
Astropig

The Chamber is filled with crony capitalists. If Kingston had won the nomination, I would have just left that one blank.Perdue showed a lot of fortitude by standing up to that bunch. He's tantalizingly close to the magic 50% mark in most polls that I've seen (47% at last glance) and Michelle Obama, oops, Martin, sorry, Nunn is stuck fast around 39-42%, so it looks like we'll get someone in there that will actually stand up for what's right instead of what's expedient.


He'll make a fine senator.

gavalue
gavalue

Too bad that Corrupt Deal is pro AMNESTY but with Deal money talks. 

EdUktr
EdUktr

Bravo, David Perdue! 

Twenty million Americans (and legal immigrants) unable to find full-time jobs wish they, too, had candidates on the ballot determined to say no to those pushing for amnesty. 

Joeleejohnson
Joeleejohnson

Ole' Gene would say something to the effect that --"The Po' dirt farmers in Georgia have but three friends; God Almighty, Sears-Roebuck, and Gene Talmadge". Today we got God, Dollar General, and David Perdue. The church houses oughta be packed!

NWGAL
NWGAL

Why would he need to take any money? The PACs are doing all his work for him.

Jefferson1776
Jefferson1776

@EdUktr  You don't have a mind of your own, you are a parrot based on your post, air.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@dcdcdc 

"Everyone thinks exactly the same".

Self described Rush Limbaugh ditto-heads say, "What?"

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@dcdcdc So it's diverse when everyone's marching orders are to obstruct and do absolutely nothing in Washington because your ideology has been rejected at the executive level?  Because that's basically what the GOP is doing right now.  You guys lost the presidential election so now you attempting to ram rod your ideology down the throats of the majority of Americans who rejected it in 2012.  The GOP was told to go to hell then, they are being told to go to hell now and in November we will continue to tell them to go to hell because the sane part of the country outside of southern states DO NOT WANT WHAT THEY ARE SELLING.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@MiltonMan It's called grassroots and the groundwork.  You would think by now the GOP would know how successful it can be. After all President Obama only won two presidential elections by utilizing it.  

DS
DS

@MiltonMan

"More than 39,000 people have lent their financial support to Michelle’s campaign since she entered the race – more than three-quarters of whom have given $100 or less. She raised $300,000 more in the second quarter than both her opponents combined. Her campaign has collected donations from every county in Georgia."

http://www.michellenunn.com/news/press-releases/michelle-nunn-raises-3-45-million-in-second-quarter-marks-more-than-39000-investors-6000-volunteers-in-the-campaign

GA Peach
GA Peach

@longmemories Is that why Perdue supports keeping a tax loophole that allows U.S. corporations to buy a shell office overseas, declare it their "headquarters," reap all of the U.S. tax-payer subsidized benefits they get from operating in the U.S., and avoid paying U.S. taxes altogether?  I prefer Ms. Nunn's approach: close the loophole and reform the tax code by, among other things, lowering corporate tax rates.  But don't reward companies for dodging taxes by setting up a fake storefront abroad. 

What Perdue learned in China isn't going to help Georgians.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@DS  Thanks DS.  Lets get Perdue to elaborate - no science, no healthcare, no evolution, guns everywhere, no federal government, no taxes, no federal highways, no internet, etc.  This is the Perdue/Broun 'crazy is as crazy does' platform - block everything and take everything.  Let the people see what is in store for them, if these type fellows are given Congressional votes.

ByteMe
ByteMe

@DS Hope that quote comes out in a few ads....

Bernie31
Bernie31

@RafeHollister ahhh...Rafe. Can yer PLUEASE tell US hen did the National Chamber offered a DIME to the Gold Parachute wearing Jumpin Georgia layin Off and Firing David "purdy mouth" Perdue?


Have yer seent de letter,de E-mail, de Fax, de Pigeon Carrier? Say'n Mr.Perdue we likes to gives Yer some Money.


Ole "Purdy MOUTH" is standing up a STRAW MAN dat was NEVER THERE!

But LYIN is nothing New ta this one.....He is got plenty MO ta come if yer let him in de Senate. Yer can count it...


uh..huh

ByteMe
ByteMe

@RafeHollister A voter standing up to his convictions and turning down a tainted candidate from his tribe almost unheard of.

GA Peach
GA Peach

@Astropig He hardly stood up to them!  They wouldn't endorse him, so he stormed out of the meeting. 

honested
honested

@Astropig 

Well, pig, you could be safe and leave it blank anyway.

Of course, after the mis-rule of johnny and saxby, sonny's cousin would just be another stamp for the failed republiklan policies.

Wascatlady
Wascatlady

@Astropig "Right" rather than "expedient?"  Like closing plants, shipping the jobs to other countries, and taking big fat payouts, right?  Nothing "expedient" about that, huh?

Kamchak
Kamchak

@EdUktr 

... pushing for amnesty.

1986 Ronaldo Reaganendez called and said, "I got yer amnesty hangin' right here, sport."

PoliticalOutsider
PoliticalOutsider

EdUbaffoon

US DOL reports jobless claims declined by 3,000 the week ending July 12, 2014 and those receiving unemployment benefits CONTINUE at a 7- year LOW. There are jobs available for those who WANT to work.

ByteMe
ByteMe

@EdUktr Another uneducated bit of nonsense.  Keep up the good work!

DS
DS

@Joeleejohnson

How is David Perdue a friend of poor dirt farmers? He just said he would have voted against the Farm Bill.

Perdue doesn't care about farmers because he thinks there aren't enough farmer voters to worry about.

ByteMe
ByteMe

@NWGAL And he's not doing a whole lot of fundraising anyway, preferring to buy the seat with his own cash.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@DS And that of course is part of the reason Obama was successful. He had lots of people invested in his campaign, and those people made sure to get out and vote. 

As someone else said, Sonny's cousin will try to buy the seat with his own wealth. Michelle will depend on average Georgians to win.

longmemories
longmemories

Perdue wants to create incentives for companies to move back here. When you have the highest corporate tax rates in the world its no wonder the companies have left. We can bring in more dollars and jobs with a competitive rate that ALL companies pay.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@GA Peach @Astropig Arnold Ziffel was the first of several mainly female pigs trained to appear on the zany television show "Green Acres"  @Astropig is one of many pigs who appear on Political Outsider to deceive, obfuscate, and lie.   

Astropig
Astropig

@Wascatlady @Astropig 

I'll give you a little economics lesson- CEO's don't work for the employees-they ARE employees.They work for the owners of the company. The owners shut down Pillowtex because Bill Clinton signed NAFTA and  made it impossible to make a profit on textiles in America.Turn up the tag on your sheets or look in your collar tabs-Most likely, your textiles and linens are made in Pakistan, Vietnam or some other low wage country. I could just as easily blame you for paying less than you could for your textiles and "putting Americans out of work".He was trying to save the company so that he could profit (you can only go out of business once and then no more payouts) while you were trying to get American quality at Pakistani prices.You're as much the problem as any CEO.

honested
honested

@longmemories 

So, in your opinion, not only should the United States provide full services and security (military protection) we should also provide it for free to offshore corporations that have US subsidiaries because 'it is too expensive for them to pay the taxes in order to receive the services"????

That is madness.

Close the 'inversion' loophole for good and let companies either work with the US, or find another market!!

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@longmemories Of course most companies don't actually pay those high rates because of extensive loopholes. The effective tax rate for American corporations is NOT the highest in the world.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@Astropig 

I'll give you a little economics lesson-

What's not to understand?

It's called shareholder value ideology.

honested
honested

@Astropig @Wascatlady 

NAFTA?

You mean that great idea of nut getrich who claimed that 'free trade' would allow 'enhanced economic efficiencies' providing the greatest benefit to the United States.

The problem with that lie was just like the lie with 'trickle down', it ONLY BENEFITS 1% OF THE POPULATION.

GA Peach
GA Peach

@EdUktr @PoliticalOutsider No.  Actually, Clinton signed the welfare-to-work bill in the 90's.  There's no such thing as an "unending welfare benefit" anymore.