Peach Pundit has learned that U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston has earned the endorsements of former Georgia GOP State Chairman Sue Everhart and Atlanta Tea Party Patriots co-Founder Debbie Dooley.
In her endorsement, Everhart calls Kingston ‘a conservative of whom we can be proud.’
“Jack Kingston has been in the trenches with Georgia Republicans for over three decades fighting for the causes you and I believe in,” Everhart said. “He is one of us, a lifelong Georgia Republican with a proven conservative record of service. Jack has always been accessible to us while serving in U.S. House and he will be the same in the U.S. Senate. While Jack’s opponent’s message changes with the direction of the wind, Jack Kingston has always been a conservative of whom we can be proud.”
Dooley is expected to personally endorse Kingston this afternoon.
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Here is the press release issued by Debbie Dooley:
Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Tea Party Co-Founder, Debbie Dooley issues a personal endorsement of Congressman Jack Kingston for the U.S. Senate race in Georgia. Debbie is one of 22 activists nationwide that founded the tea party movement in February of 2009.
“I am confident that Jack Kingston will be a conservative fighter in the U.S. Senate and will represent the people – not powerful special interests.”
“Jack has frequently reached out to tea party activists on important bills and he has a record of listening to the voice of the people. He is not one that lives in a proverbial ivory tower that looks down on the 70% of Georgians without college degrees. Jack is down to earth and can relate very well to average Georgians.”
“In 2008, Congressman Kingston broke with Republican House Leadership and President Bush and voted against the “Troubled Assets Relief Plan” and the automaker bailout. We need a U.S. Senator that will stand strong against bailouts like T.A.R.P. and not one that thinks T.A.R.P was a good idea.”
“Jack Kingston has stood with tea party activists and voted against debt ceiling increases and fought hard against Obamacare. I may not agree with every vote Jack Kingston has cast since becoming Congressman, but he has listened to the message that tea party activists began delivering in 2009 and has fought to hold down spending. I feel confident Jack’s door will always be open to conservative activists and he will always be willing to listen to our concerns.”
“I believe that Jack Kingston is the best candidate to defeat Democrat Michelle Nunn. His opponent’s demeaning remarks about those without college degrees will surely be played repeatedly by the Democrats in campaign ads – much like Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47% came back to haunt him. We have to have to defeat Michelle Nunn and hold Georgia in the Republican column if Republicans have any hope of taking back the Senate.”