Kingston Claims “Savannah Fundraising Record”

Not to let any grass grow after his official announcement on Friday, Congressman Jack Kingston sends the following campaign fundraising news via press release:

SAVANNAH, GA – Just days after entering the Georgia Senate race, Jack Kingston set a new fundraising record for an event in Savannah. Kingston raised $270,000 from the Friday event at the Mulberry Hotel. This fundraising haul tops the previous Savannah record set by Mitt Romney in 2012.

Kingston led the Georgia Senate field with $843k raised in the first quarter of 2013. Kingston has now raised over $1.2 million this year for the race. Kingston completed a four-day announcement tour of Georgia last week with stops in Atlanta, Savannah, Brunswick, Albany, Macon, Augusta and Athens.

Kingston lives in Savannah and has been married for 33 years to the girl he met in College Republicans at the University of Georgia. He and Libby have four children.

28 comments

  1. gcp says:

    Perhaps Kingston could explain why he failed to make a scheduled phone interview Friday morning on WDUN radio? Would he also say how he would have voted last year on Hurricane Sandy funding when he was conveniently sick and unable to vote. Would he have voted to deny funding and show himself to be a “fiscal conservative” or vote yes so as not to be called hypocrite if his district needed hurricane relief funding in the future? Yes Mr. Kingston even career politicians sometime must make tough decisions.

    • ricstewart says:

      It’s about a decade too late for him to show himself to be a fiscal conservative.

      • gcp says:

        I agree this guy is a big government Republican but will try hard to remake himself in the primary as a small government guy.

  2. Bull Moose says:

    Well, I’m pretty sure that the McCain fundraiser in Savannah in 2008 raised more than this as well as the Max Burns fundraiser before that. But, heck, Kingston has never let facts get in his way before, why should we expect anything different now.

    What’s unfortunate is that Savannah, just like with Eric Johnson, is going to invest a lot of money in a candidate who is going to come up short in the end. They’d be wise to save their money and keep their powder dry for the actual candidate who is going to become the next US Senator from GA.

  3. davidfarrar says:

    Tea Party candidates for the Georgia US senate seat must agree to accept no outside PAC funds during their primary campaigns.

    It must be obvious to all Georgians ever since the U.S. Supreme Court case decision in “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010)”, our elections have been bought by big outside PAC money. The Tea Party Exploratory Committee of Georgia demands that grassroot Georgians play the principal role in deciding their US Senate representation during the upcoming Georgia primary.

    This is a decision in, for , and by the Citizens of the Great state of Georgia only, not to be sold to Washington D. C. special interest insider groups.

    ex animo
    davidfarrar

    The Tea Party Exploratory Committee of Georgia has been created to help Tea Party candidates establish their Tea Party credentials throughout the state for the 2014 elections. Besides the “taxed-enough-already” and the “not-enough-spending-cuts” Tea Party demands, the following lists some of the most fundamental constitutional issues all Tea Party supporters should support in 2014, and, hopefully, take their stand on the line to getting our country back.

    Item 4: Candidates must agree to accept no outside PAC funds during their primary campaigns. This is a decision in, by, and for the Citizens of the Great state of Georgia only, and not to be sold to Washington D. C. special interest insider groups.

    ex animo
    davidfarrar

    • TheEiger says:

      Anyone else believe that there won’t be a Tea Party candidate for Senate? Not even Paul Broun will refuse PAC money. Unfortunately, a candidate can’t get their message out to the masses without money.

      • Three Jack says:

        This guy keeps posting on every blog/new site as a representative of ‘The Tea Party Exploratory Committee of Georgia’ yet there is no such registered committee in GA. Provide a link to your site davidfarrar, it would be a hoot to read how your group is associated (or not) with other more well known TP groups.

        • Ed says:

          Much like the People’s Front of Judea, only he represents the “true” TP movement, unlike those interloping Judean People’s Front.

          • davidfarrar says:

            The Tea Party political agenda is self-authenticating. You either support the item at the ballot box or you don’t.

            If you want your candidates bought off by big outside special interest groups long before you step into the ballot box, ignore this Tea Party item.

            If you have ever complained in the past, and are now wondering why your representatives are not representing your interests, like Johnny Isakson back-tracking on the 2nd Amendment over background checks, or like immigration reform, and you want to try and avoid this problem from occurring in the future, let candidates for this US Senate seat in 2014 know you will not vote for anybody who has accepted campaign contributions from outside of the Georgia during this primary.

            ex animo
            davidfarrar

            • Three Jack says:

              If I was fn stupid with no clue about any issues, then I would rely upon simple minded, myopic criteria like what you suggest.

              “The Tea Party political agenda is self-authenticating”…really? So in other words, you are just another TP wannabe creating a 1 man committee that misrepresents the basic principles associated with tea party groups…kind of like Becker and his so-called TP group.

              • davidfarrar says:

                So you, being so smart and all, support allowing outside big money, special interests groups to buy off our local votes here in Georgia’s primary is a good idea? Go figure.

                ex animo
                davidfarrar

  4. davidfarrar says:

    @The Eiger,

    Well, that’s the point; isn’t it? There will be no Tea Party candidates for this Senate seat, only imposters.

    ex animo
    davidfarrar

  5. Lawton Sack says:

    @davidfarrar

    A serious question: Are the plans to exclude Sarah Palin’s PAC, Mike Huckabee’s PAC, etc.? Paul Broun has already taken money from Ron Paul’s PAC.

    • davidfarrar says:

      @Sack,

      Yes, the Item says “all” political donations made and accepted outside of the state of Georgia from political PACs registered outside of the state of Georgia.

      ex animo
      davidfarrar

  6. davidfarrar says:

    Please read Item 4 correctly, and inwardly digest the fact we are talking about the “primary” race only: Candidates must agree to accept no outside PAC funds during their primary campaigns.

    The primary campaign decision should be solely made by the Citizens of the Great state of Georgia only, and not to be sold out from underneath them to Washington D. C. special interest insider groups.

    ex animo
    davidfarrar

  7. Charlie says:

    Can we just start referring to you as the David Farrar Tea Party, as you seem quite hellbent on being a party of one?

    Good luck with that.

    • davidfarrar says:

      I see Charlie,

      So you would rather makes jokes about how our local, grassroot voices are being drowned out by Washington’s big money special interest insiders, then actually do something about it? Pathetic!

      ex animo
      davidfarrar

  8. davidfarrar says:

    If we can voluntarily limit senatorial campaign contributions to strictly inside Georgia during its primary, more local voices will be able to speak out, with louder voices, which will allow their voices to be heard longer when their candidate gets to Washington.

    ex animo
    davidfarrar

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