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Congressman Jack Kingston, a senate hopeful, stumps at the Republican Women of Forsyth County meeting at Norman's Landing in Cumming. (click for larger version)
February 03, 2014FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Republican Women of Forsyth County continued their series of introducing candidates to voters on Monday, Jan. 27, when a U.S. Senate hopeful addressed the group at the Norman's Landing Restaurant.
There are five GOP candidates vying for the U.S. Senate post being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
District 1 U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, who represents a 17-county area of southeast Georgia including Savannah, said he wants the country to be drilling its own oil and creating more jobs instead of expanding welfare programs.
"I'm worried about the American Dream," Rep. Kingston told attendees. "I'm worried that big intrusive government is interfering with our lives, is running up our national debt and is going to steal our opportunities and our freedoms."
Republican Senate candidates also include Rep. Paul Broun; Rep. Phil Gingrey; Karen Handel, former gubernatorial candidate and Georgia Secretary of State, and David Perdue, former CEO of Dollar General.
Michelle Nunn is running on the Democratic side. Nunn ran former President George H.W. Bush's Points of Light Foundation.
Julie Tressler, president of the Republican Women, has plans to hear from all of senate hopefuls before the May 20 primary. A runoff is expected to take place in July.
For more information on the Republican Women's group, visit www.rwfc.org.