By RUSS BYNUM — Associated PressSAVANNAH, Ga. — U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston has political events planned across Georgia this week after months of speculation about whether the Savannah Republican will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Kingston, 58, has scheduled news conferences Thursday in Savannah and coastal Brunswick, both key cities in his 1st District House seat, the congressman’s spokesman, Chris Crawford, confirmed Thursday. Crawford declined to say what Kingston will announce, but he said more events are being scheduled “across the state” Friday.
The Friday events will include a “kickoff” fundraiser for Kingston in Savannah, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press. The invitation does not specifically mention a Senate campaign.