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AP interview: David Perdue, Jack Kingston talk taxes

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Kingston and Perdue will be in a July 22 runoff for the GOP Senate race.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/weekend

In other news:

• U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston speaks in McDonough over weekend
Kingston addressed gas price increases that have occurred over the last five years.
Source: Henry Daily Herald 

• AP interview: David Perdue, Jack Kingston talk Common Core
A discussion on the Common Core academic standards, which were largely developed by states but have prompted concerns over federal intrusion after the Obama administration encouraged their adoption through a federal grant program.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com/AP 

Former State Sen. Loudermilk calls for ‘rotation in leadership’
Former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk says if voters want to elect a flip-flopper, Bob Barr is their man. Loudermilk claims Barr has reversed himself on such positions as whether to impeach President Barack Obama and the fitness of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal/weekend

• Bob Barr says it’s important for Cobb County to have a voice
Eleventh Congressional District voters may choose to send a seasoned congressman back to Washington or take a shot in the dark by electing a neophyte, said former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr of Smyrna.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal/weekend 

Former CEO David Perdue aims to ‘push back’ on economic barriers
David Perdue sees one clear difference between himself and his primary opponent — background. “I have an entirely different picture of spending,” Perdue said.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal/weekend

• Jack Kingston touts experience, 6-point plan
After spending more than 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jack Kingston believes he’s prepared to represent Georgia as a U.S. senator.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal 

It’s to Cobb’s advantage to have local congressman: Barr the better bet
“Local voters have two strong choices for the 11th District Congressional seat when they cast their votes in the July 22 GOP runoff. Bob Barr of Cobb and Barry Loudermilk of Cartersville are both capable legislators and can both be counted on to vote on the “conservative” side of the ledger if elected.”
Source: Marietta Daily Journal/weekend

Political Notebook, Gwinnett: Columnist Camie Young says farewell, tells readers to ‘keep voting’ 
“Happy Independence Day weekend! A couple of days ago, Gwinnettians celebrated the founding of this country, built on the principals of a democracy.”
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Georgia GOP Senate runoff: Perdue embraces role of outsider
David Perdue is campaigning as a candidate from the outside with fresh ideas and perspective.
Source: Savannah Morning News

• Jack Kingston relies on experience in Congress
Voters in the Republican Senate runoff who want an experienced hand who came up through the party ranks have that option in Jack Kingston.
Source: Savannah Morning News 

Senate District 22 candidates promote differences
Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson, 40, said his two terms on the Augusta Com­mission have given him insight on local needs and challenges to better serve the county from the state level. Harold Jones II, 44, became Augusta’s first black solicitor general in 2004 and is one of three attorneys representing the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

 

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