Newest Jack Kingston Ad Features His Family

April 30, 2014 8:15 am

by Jon Richards · 21 comments

Georgia Senate candidate Jack Kingston will release a new ad today, titled “Tupperware.” The spot, which will run in every media market in Georgia, features his children, Betsy, John, Ann and Jim.

In a press release, Kingston campaign spokesman Chris Crawford said,

Saving money isn’t just a campaign promise for Jack Kingston, it’s a way of life. Those who know Jack Kingston best know his fiscal conservatism starts at home. Who better to attest to that than Betsy, John, Ann, and Jim Kingston? As Georgia’s next Senator, Jack Kingston will take our conservative Georgia values to Washington and lead the fight for smaller, more efficient government.

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John Konop April 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

If a car holds 14 gallons of gas at 2 cents a gallon it would save you at most 28 cents…..if your car gets 20 MPG at 4 bucks a gallon, you would of spent a dollar driving the extra 5 miles. How does this demonstrate being a fiscal conservative driving 5 miles to spend around an extra 70 cents? HUH?

Stefan April 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Well, that’s either a Chevy Caprice or an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, both of which got 15 miles city when they were new, so the calculation is even worse. However, this line of economic thinking dovetails nicely with current Republican primary voter thinking, so…

TheEiger April 30, 2014 at 9:30 am

This is probably the dumbest commercial I’ve ever seen. He may be cheap with his own money, but freely spends taxpayer dollars. $300 million in earmarks and I’m suppose to vote for the guy because he won’t buy his kids decent clothes? No thanks.

Ken April 30, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Do we have to revisit the definition of “earmarks” again? Really?

TheEiger April 30, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I can help him write his next ad. “My name is Jack Kingston and I’ve been blowing your money since 1993 and now I want a promotion.”

Also, why are his kids holding coffee cups like that? Are they begging for change so that they can buy some new clothes or real Tupperware?

TheEiger April 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm

So getting an earmark to fix the beach at his beach house isn’t an earmark? Please defend this one. Please…..
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/capitol-assets/mapping-the-earmarks/?m=jack-kingston

Stephen in Southside April 30, 2014 at 9:41 am

Very stupid ad. However, if he is this cheap, I wish he was that way with our tax dollars. Hint…he’s not.

Jon Lester April 30, 2014 at 9:58 am

Did he talk to the company before he appropriated the Tupperware name?

NorthGAGOP April 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

So the message is elect me because I’m bad for the economy? Consumer spending makes up 64% of the GDP and Jack isn’t supporting any of it.

But then, he has been responsible for the $17 Trillion in debt we have.

Ken April 30, 2014 at 3:55 pm

No one spends their way to prosperity and buying things unnecessarily is not good for the economy. This is the same “logic” that brings people to say, “Gee! A war would really jump-start the economy!”

TheEiger April 30, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Maybe not a war, but the government fixing the beach at his beach house sure does help his property value.

Ellynn May 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm

To be fair he is not the only person who uses that beach. It is affected by the shipping and river traffic, the tourists, the hurricanes… Tybee loose its sand quickly and averages a fix about every 15-20 years do to the shipping channel, that the federal government is in charge of through the Corp of Enginners.

(Disclosure, I use that beach too, and iIm not a fan of Jack).

You should look at his milliary, homeland, and public golf course earmarks too…

ricstewart April 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm

How much debt has Jack Kingston voted for since he’s been in Congress?

Ellynn May 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Look at every thing before 2008. The millitary base earmarks for Kingland, Hinesville, and Valdosta are impressive.

PegM May 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

Doesn’t anyone have a sense of humor anymore? At long last instead of the bloviating of most campaign ads, we get one with a fun “tongue in cheek” message. It’s funny! Of course his kids didn’t grow up with holes in their clothes….but I bet they did use the margarine tubs instead of tupperware, but don’t we all. Lighten up folks.

TheEiger May 1, 2014 at 11:34 am

People don’t like stupid ads like this and it isn’t funny. It’s stupid. The next poll that comes out showing Jack in third and you will know that this ad and all the other were a mistake.

Ellynn May 1, 2014 at 12:12 pm

My familly raised dairy cows. Besides being baned in the kitchen, Margarine was a swear word in my house growing up. It ranked slightly below the ‘f’ word and taking Gods’ name in vein. So no, no not all of use used mararine tubs…

Bloodhound May 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

The other candidates’ pundits are busy beatin’ on Ole Jack!

He may just run them over with that old station wagon!

Doug Deal May 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

There is an old say, “penny wise, but pound foolish.” He might be penny wise in driving an old beater around, but he certainly did blow a wad on a bad commercial.

Will Durant May 1, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Going negative in 10…9…8…

greencracker May 1, 2014 at 11:33 pm

I dunno, coke-brand _Diet_ Coke? That is some more way to waste $2. Try tap water, fat cats!