Phil Gingrey Articles


Perdue, Kingston Proceed to Runoff in Georgia

10:58 PM, May 20, 2014

The Associated Press reports that former CEO David Perdue and congressman Jack Kingston won first and second place, respectively, in Tuesday's Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Georgia. Because Perdue, at 30 percent, did not win an outright majority, both he and Kingston (who got 26 percent) will face off in a runoff election for the GOP nomination on July 22. Fewer than 25,000 votes separated Perdue and Kingston.

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Georgia's Senate Primary: A Race to the End

8:35 AM, May 20, 2014

If there’s one thing we know about today’s Georgia Republican primary for U.S. Senate, it’s that we really don’t know who will win. Or, more precisely, we don’t know which candidates will come in first and second to proceed to the inevitable runoff election in July. With five major candidates in the running, it’s unlikely the winner will get the necessary 50 percent support to avoid a runoff. So even after today, we still won’t know who will be the Republican nominee in November. 

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Handel Ad: 'I'll Be a Conservative Fighter In the Senate'

9:11 AM, Apr 25, 2014

Karen Handel, a Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, has a new TV ad that pitches her as a "conservative fighter" who wants to "stop illegal immigration and Obamacare" and "cut spending."

"I've been a fighter my whole life. I left a troubled home at 17, but I beat the odds," Handel says in the 30-second spot. "I worked my way up in the private sector and implemented Georgia's tough voter ID law." Handel is the former secretary of state. Watch the video below:

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GA Senate Candidates Vote Against Ryan Budget

12:15 PM, Apr 10, 2014

Three Republican House members from Georgia, who are also running for the Senate, voted against their conference's budget Thursday. Jack Kingston, Phil Gingrey, and Paul Broun joined nine other Republicans in voting against the budget, authored by chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

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Handel on Perdue: 'Bless His Heart'

9:55 AM, Apr 10, 2014

In a new radio ad, Republican Senate candidate Karen Handel of Georgia hits back at her primary opponent David Perdue for his recently released comments about her lack of a college education. Perdue also touted his international business experience. The minute-long Handel ad replays Perdue's comments.

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Liberal Group Poll: Broun Leading in Georgia Senate Primary

4:56 PM, Mar 10, 2014

Republican congressman Paul Broun is leading a field of five Senate candidates in Georgia, a new poll has found. Broun has 27 percent of the GOP primary vote, according to a poll commissioned by liberal group Better Georgia. Broun's competitors came in relatively far behind, with fellow congressman Phil Gingrey in second with 14 percent, congressman Jack Kingston with 13 percent, and businessman David Perdue with 12 percent. Former secretary of state Karen Handel registered 9 percent support.

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Poll: Dem Senate Candidate Leads All Republicans in Georgia

11:49 AM, Jan 30, 2014

A new poll of Georgia voters found the likely Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate is slightly ahead of four the candidates in the crowded GOP primary. PPP, working on behalf of the liberal group Americans United For Change, found that Democrat Michelle Nunn leads Republican congressmen Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, and Jack Kingston, as well as former secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel.

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GOP Candidate for Congress Received Donation From Dead Man

7:14 AM, Aug 27, 2013

A Republican candidate for Congress in Georgia has received around a quarter of his donations from out of state--and at least one of those is from the grave.

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Michelle Nunn Running for Senate in Georgia

10:28 AM, Jul 23, 2013

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Democratic senator Sam Nunn of Georgia, will run for the Senate next year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

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Michelle Nunn to Run for Senate in Georgia?

3:11 PM, May 24, 2013

Georgia Democrats may finally have a candidate for next year's Senate race to succeed Republican Saxby Chambliss. Michelle Nunn, an Atlanta businesswoman and the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, is "actively preparing" for a Senate campaign, the Hill reports:

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Tom Price Not Running for Senate in Georgia

12:54 PM, May 10, 2013

Tom Price, a Republican congressman from Georgia, will not run for the U.S. Senate next year. Price told the Marietta Daily Journal that his "assessment at this point is the House is the battleground for politics in this country right now" and he will seek sixth term for his metro Atlanta House seat.

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Price Fundraising for Possible Senate Run

3:05 PM, Mar 30, 2013

Congressman Tom Price, a Republican, has said he will not announce a decision about running next year for the Senate in Georgia until May, but a pair of fundraising emails obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD indicate the GOP congressman may be leaning toward getting in the race. Here's an excerpt from Price's first email to donors, sent Thursday:

Dear Friends:

The first quarter FEC reporting deadline is fast approaching on March 31st! We are off to a strong start with fundraising this year, and we are extremely close to reaching our first quarter goal.

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Gingrey to Run for Senate in Georgia

11:36 AM, Mar 26, 2013

House Phil Gingrey of Georgia plans to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. The six-term Republican and obstetrician will make the announcement at his alma mater of Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Here's more from Georgia Tipsheet:

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Handel Inching Closer to Senate Run?

12:08 PM, Mar 21, 2013

Republican Karen Handel, the former Georgia secretary of state, gubernatorial candidate, and vice president for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is moving closer to running for the Senate next year to succeed Republican Saxby Chambliss. Georgia political blog Peach Pundit reports:

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A Family Squabble in Georgia

Previewing the coming GOP primary fight to succeed Saxby Chambliss.
6:00 AM, Feb 18, 2013

“I have some discomfort with all Republican primaries because they’re all family squabbles,” said Tom Price, the 58-year-old Republican House member from north of Atlanta. “My brother and I used to fight almost daily,” Price, the middle child among five brothers and sisters, said. “My mom’s only prayer was, ‘Don’t hurt each other.’”

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House Conservatives Unwavering on Balanced Budget Amendment

Some Republicans won't vote to raise the debt ceiling without it.
8:38 PM, Jul 14, 2011

A core group of conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives is standing firm against any deal on the debt limit that doesn’t include major budget and spending reforms. Thirty-six House Republicans have signed the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” pledge, which demands Congress make “substantial” spending cuts for next year and thereafter, pass important future spending caps, and begin a process for passing a balanced budget constitutional amendment.

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