Congressman Phil Gingrey became the second former Georgia Senate candidate to endorse Jack Kingston in the July 22nd Senate primary runoff, joining Karen Handel, who announced her support for Kingston a week ago. Kingston and Gingrey held a press event this morning in Marietta.
In a press release, Gingrey issued this statement:
Through the years Jack Kingston and I have been colleagues – and more importantly friends – he has been a relentless advocate for our shared conservative principles. Today I am proud to announce my support for Jack to be our next United States Senator from the great State of Georgia.
With the needs and values of Georgians serving as his barometer, Jack has always put Georgians first. He is a hard working and proven leader who has stood strong fighting for the expansion of the Port of Savannah and has been a tireless champion for our national defense and our veterans. We can count on Jack to continue fighting to cut spending, restore order to our nation’s fiscal house, and spur private sector job creation.
I have every confidence that Jack will serve us well in the United States Senate and am pleased to back his campaign.
Kingston accepted Gingrey’s endorsement and acknowledged his service to Georgia. Gingrey joins fellow Congressman Lynn Westmoreland in endorsing Kingston. It is unknown whether Paul Broun, the remaining major candidate who did not advance in the Senate race, will offer an endorsement prior to the runoff.