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Kingston Hits Obama, Lauds Georgia Military Bases

Kingston released a TV ad with one week to go in Senate primary. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston's latest TV ad ahead of next week's Republican Senate primary takes a shot at President Barack Obama over military cuts and touts his own support for the state's many military installations.  

In the opening seconds of the ad, Kingston says the president "has it all wrong" by "growing government with wasteful spending while drastically cutting our military."  

Kingston utilizes the ad to highlight his opposition to an unpopular president, while also giving a specific example of how the state benefited from his many years in Congress — something he has been attacked for. www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDiyfu2lHd4  

   

The ad will run statewide, backed by a six-figure buy.  

Kingston, a member of the Appropriations Committee, pushed back on spending attacks in a previous ad , in which his children discussed how "cheap" he was. The campaign also has worked to highlight that on the ground by handing out "Kingston for Congress" bumper stickers left over from previous campaigns.  

A crowded field of Republicans will face off in the May 20 primary for the Republican nomination to succeed retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. The race will likely go to a July 22 runoff, and the winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn.  

The race is rated Favored Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.