Chamber’s Georgia Ad Lauds Kingston on Keystone, Obamacare

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which helped Rep. Jack Kingston qualify for a Republican Senate runoff in Georgia, is coming again to his aid as the July 22 election nears.

Kingston is a “trusted conservative” whose “strong record of fighting for jobs” includes votes in May 2013 to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and in June 2012 to repeal a medical-device tax in President Barack Obama’s health-care law, a narrator says in a Chamber-sponsored ad for the 11-term House member from the Savannah area.

The ad doesn’t mention Kingston’s opponent, businessman David Perdue, who won 31 percent of the vote in the first-round May 20 primary compared with 26 percent for runner-up Kingston, according to official returns from state election officials. A runoff is required because no candidate won a majority of votes in the Republican primary.

The Chamber’s pro-Kingston spot first aired last night on WATL in Atlanta, according to Kantar Media’s CMAG, an advertising tracker. This Federal Communications Commission document provides some detail on the Chamber’s ad-buying in the Republican runoff.

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