Georgia GOP Senate Hopefuls Trumpet Differences

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News Release: Associated Press News


ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's Republican U.S. Senate candidates take similar, if not the same, positions on most of the issues that tie Congress in knots.

But six of the GOP hopefuls used a Monday forum in front of municipal leaders from around the state to insist that their differences matter.

Former Secretary of State Karen Handel emphasized her tenure on the Fulton County Commission.

Eugene Yu pointed to his business success after emigrating from Korea.

David Perdue is a former CEO of Dollar General. He noted that he's never been in politics, unlike Handel and three U.S. House members running for the seat.

But those congressmen, Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston, all said their records in Washington prove they'd be a reliable conservative in the Senate.

The primary is May 20.