Kingston, Perdue: Teamwork begins after runoff

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Updated: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:16:12 EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston have plenty of criticisms for each other as they appeal for votes ahead of a Republican Senate primary runoff.

But both men want voters to know that no bitterness will linger once ballots are counted Tuesday night. The bigger prize, they agree, is helping the GOP win a Senate majority by defeating Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.

Perdue told supporters Saturday that he'd back Kingston unequivocally if the Savannah congressman wins the Republican nomination. Perdue said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, simply can't win another vote in the U.S. Senate.

Kingston told local Republican leaders in nearby Forsyth County that Perdue wouldn't even have to call him to ask for help in a general election campaign.

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