Georgia’s nine-week intra-party slugfest comes to an end on Tuesday, when Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., and businessman David Perdue face off in the state’s longest Senate GOP runoff in its history. Kingston and Perdue finished first and second, respectively, in the original May 20 Georgia primary.
In their lone runoff debate, Kingston pounded Perdue as an aloof -- and out-of-touch -- business titan. "Your whole lifestyle is based in a different way," Kingston told Perdue. "You live inside a gate inside a gated community with a gate on your house.”
Perdue, meanwhile, argued that Kingston was part of the problem in Washington. "Folks, the congressman has been in Washington for 22 years," he said. "The decision in this race is very simple: If you like what is going on in Washington, then vote for my opponent."
The little available polling shows Kingston with a lead, but in a low-turnout runoff, the outcome is uncertain.
The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November’s Senate general election.