Tea party stirs Ga. GOP runoff after primary loss

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Updated: Sat, 31 May 2014 07:20:10 EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The tea party may have been left without a favored candidate in Georgia's Senate race, but activists are not sitting on the sidelines for the GOP runoff between Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue.

The state's sizable tea party crowd appears to be rallying behind Kingston, an 11-term congressman who has the backing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a history of supporting federally funded projects in his district.

Kingston's voting record has been in line with tea party priorities in recent years and activists say it's not the first time the tea party and the business group have found common ground.

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