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5:43 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

U.S. Senate Candidates Campaign Across Georgia Before Primary Runoff

With less than 24 hours until the polls open, both of Georgia’s Republican U.S. Senate candidates are on statewide fly-around tours. WABE’s Michelle Wirth caught up with Congressman Jack Kingston as he tries to pull out a Republican primary runoff victory against businessman David Perdue.

Prior to getting into a small airplane at the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Kingston told supporters he will fight for every last vote.

“We have shook every single hand we can from the Tennessee to the Florida line. We will continue to do that all throughout the day and all throughout tomorrow. We are not going to stop until the last poll closes.”

Campaigning with Kingston is former U.S. Senate candidate and former secretary of state Karen Handel. Meanwhile, former Dollar General CEO David Perdue is also crisscrossing the state by airplane. Perdue is joined by his cousin former governor Sonny Perdue.

Perdue’s campaign did not return calls by deadline...but a release earlier today had the businessman campaigning in Dalton and Augusta. Perdue is scheduled to visit the DeKalb-Peachtree airport at six Monday night. Whoever wins the race Tuesday will square off against Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.