Kingston stops in Warner Robins; aims to push armed services to forefront of campaign

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Congressman Jack Kingston says he’s on a mission to put support in the country’s armed services at the forefront of his campaign.

The U.S. Senate candidate stopped in Warner Robins Monday afternoon. He believes the men and women who protect the country should be protected themselves both here and abroad.

Kingston says it’s time to shake things up in D.C. 

“I’m leaving what would be a safe re-election in the house to enter a political street brawl to earn the right to fight for change in the United States of America,” he said.

A couple of dozen people were on hand to hear how Kingston wants to bring support of the country’s armed services to the capitol. 

“I have devoted my congressional career to make sure that our military is well trained and well equipped. I don’t want them to ever have to fight a fair fight. I want them to go into any conflict with the outcome certain,” Kingston said.

The longtime congressman is up against David Perdue in a runoff.

“My seniority in the house goes with me to the United States senate,” Kingston said.

Should he win in the July runoff, and the November general election, Kingston says he’s aiming for a seat on the senate’s armed services committee.

“I believe with experience and being involved with military type issues, that it’s very important to the state of Georgia and national security,” Kingston said.  

Kingston, who spoke near Robins Air Force Base, says the military brings in billions of dollars for the country, and he wants to protect that and its people.

“Most importantly our military personnel,” Kingston said. 

He believes the first step in protecting that is restoring national security.

“I don’t just talk about that when I’m in Warner Robins, I talk about it everywhere I go. My opponent never talks about national defense. It’s number one on my platform,” Kingston said. 

Kingston is up against David Perdue in the primary runoff elections on July 22nd.

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