POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senate candidates to visit Gwinnett

David Perdue, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will bring his statewide bus tour to Lawrenceville on Saturday. Perdue will stop at the Gwinnett Republican Party headquarters, located at 46 S. Clayton Street, at 10:30 a.m.

The 11-day tour schedule covers more than 50 stops, including a fundraiser hosted by Herman Cain. The full tour schedule may be viewed online at perduesenate.com.

Perdue’s opponent in the Republican runoff, Jack Kingston will also make a stop in Gwinnett this week. On Friday Kingston will hold a rally at the Arena at Gwinnett Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Rep. Rob Woodall will serve as the honorary host.

Broun announces support for Hice

Rep. Paul Broun, who is vacating the 10th District Congressional seat at the end of his term after a failed Senate bid, has endorsed Jody Hice as his successor. Hice, who will face businessman Mike Collins in the July 22 runoff, expressed his gratitude for the endorsement.

“Dr. Paul Broun is a sincere American patriot, respected as the foremost constitutional conservative member of the U.S. House,” Hice said in a press release. “I am deeply grateful for his confidence that I will continue his unswerving stand for our Constitution, his commitment to stopping the outrageous spending in Washington, his relentless fight against increasing our national debt and his legacy of working to repeal and replace ObamaCare.”

Georgia GOP offering internships for fall semester

The Georgia Republican Party is offering several full- and part-time internships for fall 2014.

Interns will gain hands-on experience with grassroots organization, campaigns, elections and political strategy according to a GAGOP press release.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone that is interested in a career in politics or government,” the release stated.

The typical internship program last 15 weeks and college credit is possible. Interested applicants should apply by emailing their resume to Andrew Lajeunesse at andrew@gagop.org.

Woodall to serve as RSC chairman

On July 9, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall was unanimously elected by the 170-member strong Republican Study Committee (RSC) to serve as its next chairman.

“This group of conservative lawmakers has made a powerful and long-lasting difference for America, principally ensuring that all Americans understand our nation’s fiscal challenges and leading the Congress to reduce our nation’s spending for the past three years in a row, but there is much work left to do,” Woodall said in a press release.

The RSC, Woodall added, plays a “critical” role as the conservative voice of the House of Representatives.

Kingston signs U.S. term limits amendment pledge

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston became the 18th co-sponsor of a House bill to create a constitutional amendment limiting congressmen to three terms and senators to two terms. Kingston has signed a pledge to co-sponsor and vote for the amendment as has his opponent in the U.S. Senate race, David Perdue.

“Jack Kingston has long been an advocate of term limits,” said Philip Blumel, president of U.S. Term Limits, in a released statement. “This is a concrete step towards delivering what a large majority of Americans want, competitive elections and more representative government.”

The term limits pledge is being distributed to every candidate for Congress nationwide. According to a press release from termlimits.org, over 170 candidates, including 15 in Georgia, have signed the pledge.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.