Kingston returns to Newnan before Tuesday’s primary

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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.



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