Gwinnett is 'important' county for Senate candidates Perdue and Kingston


David Perdue


Jack Kingston

LAWRENCEVILLE — Candidates for both congressional and state political offices are making last-minute stops in Gwinnett County just ahead of the July 22 runoff election.

Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue, who is running for U.S. Senate against Congressman Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff, attended the Gwinnett County Republican Party’s monthly breakfast Saturday, alongside state school superintendent candidate Mike Buck and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

“They know they cannot win without the votes in Gwinnett County,” said Rachel Little, chairman of the Gwinnett GOP.

Kingston, an 11-term congressman from Savannah, is expected to hold a rally Friday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

“Both candidates (Perdue and Kingston) recognize that this is an important place,” Little said of the county.

Kingston has previously called Gwinnett a “battleground area.

“I think it’s an extremely important county,” he told the Daily Post in late February.

Perdue agrees.

“Gwinnett County is very important in the state. We’ve been here many times,” Perdue said. “This (Gwinnett) GOP group is one of the most active and successful GOP groups in the state.”