ATLANTA (AP) — Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue wasted little time making their strategies clear in the Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate.
Kingston and Perdue led a slate a seven candidates Tuesday running to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. They'll meet in a July 22 runoff.
Perdue urges voters to elect a former corporate CEO rather than one of several established politicians who ran. Tuesday night he called Kingston a career politician.
Kingston countered that Perdue is overselling his business record. The Savannah congressman says his record in Washington proves his conservative credentials.
The runoff winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November. The closely watched contest will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's administration.
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