Another GOP Establishment Candidate Bites the Dust After U.S. Chamber of Commerce Support

Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue

Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue

Businessman David Perdue, an outsider who had never before ran for public office, the former CEO of Dollar General and Reebok, narrowly defeated GOP establishment-backed career politician Jack Kingston in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff on Tuesday.

Perdue’s victory advances him to the general election in November, in which he’ll face Democrat Michelle Nunn, who’s hoping to benefit from her retired father, long-time former Senator Sam Nunn. 

As with Eric Cantor’s amazing loss to newcomer Dave Brat in Virginia, the race turned into a focus on amnesty and Perdue brilliantly used Kingston’s financial support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to his advantage. 

“Jack Kingston’s pro-amnesty vote is bought and paid for,” said the Perdue ad that was blasted on Georgia airwaves in the days leading up to the runoff election on Tuesday. 

The ad blasted Kingston for taking $3 million from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the organization that was previously for free markets, but now is referred to as the “Chamber of Crony Capitalism,” by popular radio talk show host, Mark Levin. 

“Kingston’s largest backer, who has pumped nearly $3 million into Kingston TV ads is 100% openly pro-amnesty,” the ad says, referring to Kingston’s support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

The U.S. Chamber has been a fervent advocate for amnesty, desirable of low labor costs available from hiring illegal aliens, albeit at the expense of American workers. In December the U.S. Chamber announced that they’d formed a big-moneyed coalition with establishment Republican Karl Rove to join Democrats in attacking conservative Tea Party candidates who are against crony capitalism, but who support free markets. 

“Nobody believes that the Founding Fathers ever imagined the rise of the career politician. I think a lot of people are coming onto that bandwagon,” Perdue said in victory.

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Here’s the ad that had a devastating effect on Kingston’s campaign, paving the way to Perdue’s victory in Georgia.