Jack Kingston Out With New TV Ad

April 17, 2014 9:00 am

by Jon Richards · 6 comments

Senate candidate Jack Kingston is out with a new ad, this one highlighting his proposal to require able-bodied adults to work in order to receive welfare or food stamps. You may remember the outrage generated when Kingston was captured on video suggesting a requirement that children do some sort of work before receiving a free or reduced lunch.

According to the Kingston campaign, the ad will appear on broadcast and cable stations in every media market in Georgia.

caroline April 17, 2014 at 9:53 am

Ads like these always make me wonder exactly where are these jobs he is going to get for these people?

http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-unemployment-update.aspx

According to the above link Georgia’s UE is higher than the national average at 7.1% and Georgia lost 5800 jobs in the latest month for reporting. So while this is probably one of those “make me feel good” ads that will probably work in the GOP primary it’s short on any time of real world based solutions. And I guess he forgot that Welfare Reform was passed in the 90′s or is he saying that Nathan Deal is not doing following the law that was passed back then?

KD_fiscal conservative April 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

The Kingston folks have a pretty good line up of ads to run this season. I think a solid TV campaign is going to be key to get into runoff. They hit the key issues in a clever and memorable way, without simply rehashing stale talking points. His commercials have reoccurring themes to drive home point that Kingston is an everyman who worked his way up from nothing and now has common sense ideas to get things done. Kingston has a millions of dollars to introduce himself to voters and its going to be hard for this opponent to create a counter-narrative to paint Kingston an an out of touch washington insider.

On the other hand Perdue’s commercial are annoying(…crying babies is that best they could think of???).

caroline April 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I have to tell you I liked Perdue’s commerical because I thought it was funny.

gcp April 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Is this the same Kingston that voted for a farm bill that made no significant changes to the food stamp program and now he says folks must work to get food stamps? Once again, look at what this career politician does, not what he says. If you like Chambliss, you will love Kingston.

saltycracker April 17, 2014 at 9:45 pm

He’s serving up red herring to celebrate millions for GA big ag subsidies.
Asking for work time in lieu of addressing the fraud and abuse in food stamps ?
Why not advocate they just designate a place to go pick up food ?
The good news, a car like that indicates he cuts us a sweet break on his expense account.

…..staying away from the big picture…..

Jon Lester April 19, 2014 at 10:16 am

That’s right, he voted to keep all those subsidies, and now he thinks people don’t know that their neighbors who work at Dollar General and Wal-Mart are on public assistance because their full-time work doesn’t pay enough.

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