As election results rolled in on Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow noted that one contest in particular is promising to be hugely entertaining over the next couple of months.
In Georgia, longtime congressman Rep. Jack Kingston (R) and “outsider” candidate David Perdue are squaring off in a runoff election to fill retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R)’s Senate seat.
Former Reebok and Dollar General CEO David Perdue is a cousin of former Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue. He has portrayed himself as an outsider in the race against congressional veteran Kingston.
Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn (D), chided the Republicans for embracing “acrimony and inflexibility.”
“And it is that kind of absolute failure to be willing to work together that is causing Washington to be so dysfunctional,” said Nunn Tuesday night. She is polling slightly ahead of all seven Republican contenders for the nomination.
The runoff between Kingston and Perdue will take place in July.
“We’re now going to have this really interesting runoff in Georgia to see who the Republican nominee is to try and hold on to that Saxby Chambilss seat,” Maddow said, which is “absolutely key” to the GOP plan to try to seize control of the Senate this fall.
“They’re gonna go one-on-one for two months,” she crowed, “slugging it out for the Republican nomination. This is going to be a very fun one to watch.”
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