Georgia’s U.S. Senate election is one of the most watched in the country, namely because this is one of the few opportunities in recent memory for the solidly red state to send a Democrat to U.S. Senate.
Although Michelle Nunn easily won the Democratic primary, the Republican primary was a much tighter race. A run off is scheduled between Congressman Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Prior to the election, however, Kingston got a little help from Heisman trophy winner Herschel Walker, who was featured in an ad praising Kingston.
“That’s why I want my friend, Jack Kingston, carrying the ball for us in Washington,” said Walker, adding, “He’s one of us.”
Currently Kingston is leading Perdue by 12 points, according to a PPP poll. Kingston is tied with Nunn at 45 percent whereas Perdue trails Nunn by two points.
It would seem that populist conservatives are leaning toward Kingston.
“After all these years of knowing and liking Jack Kingston, I’ll have the pleasure of voting for him,” conservative pundit Eric Erickson gushed.
Kingston also recently received an endorsement from third place finisher Karen Handel.
“We need our new U.S. senator to be a person who is extremely knowledgeable about the complicated issues Congress faces every day,” Handel said in a statement. “We need a consistent conservative who brings the experience to be an effective member of the Senate from Day One.”