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In Ga. Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

Updated Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | 10:55 a.m.

ATLANTA (AP) — Rep. Jack Kingston says he's the Senate candidate in Georgia who can unite the bickering Republican factions — the establishment and tea partyers.

The veteran congressman say that's makes him the better choice in Tuesday's runoff election against businessman David Perdue.

The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn — daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn— in November.

It's a pivotal race in determining which party will control the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's administration.

Kingston says he's a reliable conservative and his career proves it. Perdue is running as an outsider and says Kingston has had 22 years in Congress to make a difference.

The two led the first round of voting but neither had enough votes to win.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two profiles of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the July 22 runoff election. A profile of David Perdue was sent July 12.