Kingston returns to Newnan before Tuesday’s primary

alt

Jack Kingston, who is running for U.S. Senate and is in a runoff against David Perdue, spoke to diners at the Redneck Gourmet in downtown Newnan on Thursday. 


Jack Kingston, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia, visited the Redneck Gourmet in downtown Newnan for lunch Thursday to meet potential voters and discuss his views.

At Redneck, Kingston had two requests. First, he asked everyone to get out and vote if they haven’t already. And second, he asked if anyone was interested in taking a photo with him for their Facebook page.

According to Kingston, Facebook believability is around 74 percent, while political advertising believability is only 12 percent. “We can’t outspin our opponent,” Kingston said. “What we are doing is working the grassroots much harder.”

Kingston briefly discussed the issues of his platform: combating illegal immigration, defending the second amendment, workfare over welfare, supporting a strong national defense, energy independence, repealing Obamacare, balancing the budget, supporting a fair tax and the Savannah Harbor expansion project.

He also answered a few questions from people eating at the restaurant about his thoughts on the current immigration situation, education and more.

On immigration, he said he would respond by granting illegal immigrants no amnesty or welfare, he would secure the border, and he would crack down on any employer who knowingly hires an illegal immigrant. On education, he believes the Washington bureaucracy should be taken out of the classroom and teachers should be given more flexibility.

Kingston is now in the Republican runoff against David Perdue, and voting for the runoff will be held on Tuesday, July 22 – including a polls countywide in Coweta. Early voting began this week and will end today at 4:30 p.m. at the Coweta Voter Registration Office in the County Administration Building on East Broad Street.



More Local

Marijuana possession charges

Evans Middle School chorus teacher resigns

By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com Evans Middle School Chorus teacher Johnny Holloway resigned from the Coweta County School System on Monday ... Read More


County sets millage rates, ends old fire district tax

The Coweta County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to stop levying property taxes in the old Coweta County Fire Protection District, kno ... Read More


Animal control officers visit for annual conference

Last week, the Southeastern Animal Control Association held its training conference in Newnan, and more than 70 attendees visited from six d ... Read More


UWG Alumni

Send-off held for incoming Coweta freshmen

By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com University of West Georgia Alumni and the Coweta Alumni Council held the second Coweta County Freshman Send ... Read More


Annexation approved

County does away with higher density zoning

Coweta County’s “RI-B” zoning district is no more. On Tuesday, the Coweta County Board of Commissioners voted to remove th ... Read More

Woman rolls out of vehicle during turn

A woman fell out of a vehicle while it was in motion Tuesday and was transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital with minor injuries. Around 12: ... Read More