In Ga. Sen., voters weigh experience vs. outsider

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Associated Press

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM

JEFFERSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Republican Senate candidate Jack Kingston has brought together a rare coalition of state tea party activists and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, earned almost every endorsement and consistently dominated in fundraising.

Yet the mood among voters could create an opening for GOP rival David Perdue, who's been campaigning as an outsider and blasting Kingston for his 22 years in Congress. The two meet in a runoff Tuesday and the winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.

Poultry and cattle farmer Greg Wells is among those who are undecided, saying he likes that Kingston could hit the ground running in the Senate but doesn't like that he's been in Washington so long.

The race for Georgia's Senate seat has garnered national attention as Republicans seek control of the Senate.

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