Jack Kingston loses GOP Senate runoff to David Perdue | savannahnow.com

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Jack Kingston loses GOP Senate runoff to David Perdue | savannahnow.com

ATLANTA — David Perdue squeaked to the lead in the Republican Senate runoff Tuesday over Jack Kingston in the race to succeed Saxby Chambliss.

Perdue had 50.71 percent to Kingston’s 49.29 percent at 11 p.m. when Kingston conceded. The difference was just 6,000 votes out of 480,000 tallied by then.

Voters said they were fed up with the situation in Washington and wanted a change. Perdue, a political newcomer convinced them he was better able to bring change than Kingston, a 22-year veteran of Congress.

Perdue won the May 20 primary, with Kingston coming in second out of seven candidates, locking them into a nine-week runoff in which they bludgeoned each other with negative ads with the assistance of well-financed political-action committees.

“You know, these intramural scrimmages are no fun,” Perdue quipped to supporters. “You beat up on your teammate, and then you’ve got to go into the locker room and talk to ‘em again. But I want to tell you, they make you better.”

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