Georgia Congressman Kingston to Run for U.S. Senate

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By: Mike Springer
May 3, 2013

Albany, GA-A Georgia Congressman is throwing his hat in the ring for U.S. Senate.

Republican Congressman Jack Kingston announced Friday he would be seeking Senator Saxby Chambliss' U.S. Senate seat.

Kingston made the announcement in front of a crowd of supporters at the Albany Museum of Art.

Earlier this year, Chambliss said he would retire from the Senate at the end of his term and not run again in 2014.

At his press conference, Kingston called out the Senate and its inability to get things done.

"It's (The Senate) killed any attempt to reform our entitlements or to reduce spending and has not done anything but increase government interference in our lives," said Kingston.

Kingston currently represents Georgia's First District. He has served in the U.S. House since 1993.

He joins fellow Georgia Congressmen Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey in the race for Chambliss' seat.

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