Created: Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:22:00 EST
Updated: Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:41:56 EST
Republican candidate for U. S. Senate, David Perdue stops in Perry for his election kick-off rally.
He's fresh off his win in the primary runoff election, defeating incumbent Jack Kingston.
Perdue has 40 years of business experience and says he's aiming to target both the federal budget and job growth.
"I hope to add some value to the debate of how to break the gridlock between tax increase and spending cuts and get this economy going and put people back to work," Perdue said.
Perdue says a GOP victory in Georgia is important for the Republican's control of the Senate.
"I really am excited about the mobilization here and this is about all Republicans coming together to get back to the high ground around our core principals of economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility and limited government," Perdue said.
After a 9 week runoff and narrowly defeating Kingston by approximately 8500 votes over a 480 thousand cast, he says he's optimistic about the election in the fall.
Perdue will square off with Democrat Michelle Nunn in a number of debates for the senate seat.
He says he expects support in the county he was born and is campaigning to get it throughout the state.
The general election is November 4th.
Elected winners will serve in the U.S. senate for six years.