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David Perdue
David Perdue.jpg
U.S. Senate, Georgia
Senator-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia Tech
Master'sGeorgia Tech
Personal
ProfessionFormer CEO of Dollar General
Websites
Campaign website
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David Perdue is the 2014 Republican Senator-elect for U.S. Senate in Georgia.[1][2][3] The election filled the Senate seat held by the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R).[4] Perdue defeated Michelle Nunn (D) and Amanda Swafford (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

In an unexpected twist, businessman Perdue defeated Rep. Jack Kingston, a 20 year member of Congress, for the Republican nomination in the runoff primary.[2][3]

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, beat out former state Senator Steen Miles, Branko Radulovacki and Todd Robinson for the Democratic nomination.[5][6]

According to an analysis by The Washington Post, the U.S. Senate election in Georgia was considered one of the top 10 Senate races of 2014. Michelle Nunn was consistently strong polling and fundraising numbers.[7]

One unique characteristic of the race was that neither of the major party candidates held office up until the election. From 1980 through 2012, there were only two elections like this--the 2010 Utah election between Mike Lee (R) and Sam Granato (D) and the 2002 North Carolina election between Elizabeth Dole and Erskine Bowles. In both elections, the inexperienced Republican beat the inexperienced Democratic candidate.[8] The patterned continued as Perdue, the inexperienced Republican, defeated Nunn in the general election.

The primary for the open seat was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014.[9] The crowded Republican field included three Reps. and a former secretary of state.[5] As the top two candidates, Perdue and Jack Kingston went head to head in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[10][6][9][11]

Biography

Perdue was born in Macon, GA, and raised in Warner Robins.[12]

He earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.[12] He also earned his Master's in Operations Research from Georgia Tech.[12]

Career

Perdue was the former CEO of Dollar General.[13] He also served as the CEO of Pillowtex from July 1, 2002, to March 27, 2003.[14][15] The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that Perdue was "known on Wall Street as a turnaround specialist who helps revive brands and reap rewards for investors."[16]

Issues

Republican leadership

In debates prior to the 2014 primary election, Perdue pledged not to vote for Mitch McConnell as a Republican leader in the Senate, as either the minority or majority leader.[17]

However, reports from Saxby Chambliss in August 2014 said Mitch McConnell called Perdue the day after he won the runoff and they discussed Perdue’s pledge.[18]

“They were very forthright and David made it very plain he’s going to support the Republican leadership and that’s not an issue and we’re moving on...I don’t want to put words in his mouth … but he was very clear with the Leader that he’s going to be a team player," Chambliss said.[18]

Campaign themes

2014

Perdue listed the following themes on his campaign website (dead link):

  • The National Debt: "The crushing national debt has surpassed $17 trillion. We must act now to rein it in before it becomes unsustainable. Of course we have to cut wasteful spending and unnecessary bureaucracy. We have to eliminate the billions of dollars in failed government programs and redundant agencies. However, the best way to begin getting the debt under control is to grow the economy without a tax increase."
  • Comprehensive Tax Reform: "In the midst of a terrible economy, this would be the worst possible time to raise taxes on anyone. Too many families and too many businesses are struggling to get by. I will not support a tax increase of any kind. Furthermore, the federal tax code is too complicated and misaligned. It should be completely overhauled as a means to promote growth and encourage more domestic economic investment. My preference is the Fair Tax."
  • Term Limits: "I have never run for public office before, which in my opinion is a good thing. Just look at the results we have gotten from career politicians. They have created a crisis in Washington. We can't expect them to fix it. That's why I support term limits: a maximum three terms in the House, two terms in the Senate. I'll stick to that commitment myself. Until we get term limits in place, we should enforce them at the ballot box by voting the career politicians out of office."
  • Balanced Budget Amendment: "Every Georgia family understands that you can't perpetually spend more than you take in without going bankrupt. The problem is that the professional politicians in Washington won't make a tough decision. I would absolutely vote for a balanced budget amendment. However, we need immediate tax and regulatory reforms along with appropriate spending cuts so that we have a right-sized, responsible budget sooner rather than later."
  • Repeal ObamaCare: "ObamaCare is an overreaching federal program that will actually reduce the quality of health care and increase costs. I am one of the millions of Americans that had my personal policy cancelled after being told I could keep it. To make matters worse, Obamacare is discouraging full-time job creation. The consequences of politicians passing a massive bill without reading it continue to emerge. We need to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with more affordable free market solutions."
  • Revitalizing American Manufacturing: "I believe that we are on the verge of revitalizing American manufacturing. The private sector is primed to create quality jobs by manufacturing innovative products that require a skilled workforce and high-tech facilities. These products are needed for domestic consumption and more importantly for exports to foreign markets. But the manufacturing industry's renewal can be stunted if we don't correct bad energy policies, the lack of infrastructure, failures in education, and the punitive tax code."
  • Increasing American Exports: "The best opportunity for long-term economic growth is to boost our exports to emerging economies worldwide. In fact, I have started my own exporting business where we ship American-made products overseas. They have an increasing demand for American goods, both quality manufactured products as well as other needs such as agriculture products. Increasing exports requires elected leaders who understand global trends and how to remove barriers to growth. If so, we can create a new age of American prosperity."
  • Local Control of Education: "I grew up the son of two teachers. I married a teacher. I have seen firsthand that parents and local educators make the best decisions on how to meet the unique needs of students. For example, my mother started a program for gifted students that is still a model for schools across Georgia to this day. True innovation starts at the local level, not in Washington. We should dismantle unnecessary federal bureaucracy, including the push for Common Core, and get that funding into the classrooms."
  • Energy Independence: "Decades after an oil embargo led to gas rationing and long lines at the pump, we still don't have a plan for energy independence. Instead, our own government limits our options by being overtly hostile towards domestic energy producers. In the process, they force us to rely on energy resources from countries that wish to do us harm. With the right leadership, we can finally have a domestic energy policy that is environmentally responsible in the long-term while meeting our current needs."
  • Secure Our Borders: "Securing our borders is a matter of national security. The debate in Washington over illegal immigration has become unnecessarily complicated. Out-of-touch politicians have created another massive bill, like ObamaCare. Simply put, we need to strictly enforce current laws and any new laws should be straightforward, focusing on true border security. Until the federal government gets serious about immigration security and enforcement, discussing anything else is pointless."
  • The Right to Bear Arms: "Growing up in Middle Georgia, I have been hunting since I was young, but I understand the 2nd Amendment is not only about hunting. It is hard for me to question the wisdom of the Founders. They crafted a Constitution that has only been amended 27 times in over 225 years. Ten amendments were their own, designed to explicitly protect certain rights. The 2nd Amendment is clear. We have ample gun laws on the books now, and I believe we should focus on enforcing them."
  • Defending Our Values: "There are principles I share with a majority of Georgians. I believe that we should promote a culture that values life and protects the innocent, especially the unborn. I also believe that we must protect traditional marriage, keeping it clearly defined as between one man and one woman. Being pro-life and believing in the sanctity of marriage are my deeply held personal convictions. I will not waver in defending them if I have the privilege of serving you in the U.S Senate."


[19]

—David Perdue, Campaign website, [20]

Debates

The Republican primary candidates took part in a debate at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon on March 8, 2014.[21] Perdue highlighted his experience as a businessman.

"Well I think we've got a full blown financial crisis, and I think our career politicians cause it. I just don't think they have the depth or background to really fix it. We only have ten people in the United States Senate who have any business experience, and I just think we need to look outside that body for fresh ideas."[21]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014

Perdue was a 2014 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia.[1] The election filled the Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R).

U.S. Senate, Georgia General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Michelle Nunn 45.21% 1,160,811
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Perdue 52.89% 1,358,088
     Libertarian Amanda Swafford 1.90% 48,862
Total Votes 2,567,761
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

The primary for the open seat was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014.[9] The crowded Republican field included Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston, Perdue, former secretary of state Karen Handel, Derrick Grayson and Art Gardner.[5] As the top two candidates, Perdue and Jack Kingston went head to head in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[22][6] Georgia law dictates that if no candidate receives a majority of the votes, the top two candidates advance to a runoff primary.[9][23]

In an unexpected twist, businessman Perdue defeated Rep. Jack Kingston, a 20 year member of Congress, for the Republican nomination.[2][3]

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, beat out former state Senator Steen Miles, Branko Radulovacki and Todd Robinson for the Democratic nomination.[5][6] Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford faced against Nunn and Perdue in the general election.[5] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

One unique characteristic of the race was that neither of the major party candidates had held elected office before. From 1980 through 2012, there were only two elections like this--the 2010 Utah election between Mike Lee (R) and Sam Granato (D) and the 2002 North Carolina election between Elizabeth Dole and Erskine Bowles. In both elections, the inexperienced Republican defeated the inexperienced Democratic candidate.[11]

U.S. Senate, Georgia Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Perdue 30.6% 185,466
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston 25.8% 156,157
Karen Handel 22% 132,944
Phil Gingrey 10% 60,735
Paul Broun 9.6% 58,297
Derrick Grayson 1% 6,045
Art Gardner 0.9% 5,711
Total Votes 605,355
Source: Georgia Secretary of State
U.S. Senate, Georgia Runoff Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Perdue 50.9% 245,725
Jack Kingston 49.1% 237,193
Total Votes 482,918
Source: Results via Associated Press

Race ratings

WaPo top races

According to an analysis by The Washington Post, the U.S. Senate election in Georgia was considered one of the top 10 Senate races of 2014. Michelle Nunn consistently had competitive polling and fundraising numbers.[24]

The primary for the open seat was also highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014.[9]

Media


David Perdue's February 2014 ad, "Outsider."

David Perdue's April 2014 ad, "Bring."

Citizens for a Working America PAC's April 2014 ad on Jack Kingston.
  • Perdue released a five-minute video featuring his Georgia upbringing and business career, and featured his cousin, former Gov. Sonny Perdue.[25]
    • The ad also featured an image of crying babies wearing shirts and wielding props identifying them as the other four top contenders in the race.[25]
  • Perdue released a follow-up video on April 5, 2014, "Bring." The ad emphasized Perdue’s outsider message.[26]
    • In the ad, Perdue said, "I’ve never run for office, but I have over forty years of experience in the real world. I understand the global free market system, how to generate economic growth, which creates quality jobs. Real change sometimes takes an outside perspective just like it did at Reebok and Dollar General. Fresh eyes, determination and a bucket full of common sense with the right experience. That’s what I’ll bring to the U.S Senate. I’m David Perdue. I approve this message."[26]
NRSC

The National Republican Senatorial Committee spent $2.5 million on television ad time for Perdue in August 2014.[27]

CWA
  • Citizens for a Working America, a South Carolina-based super PAC, released an ad in April 2014 that slammed Jack Kingston as a "career politician" and the "King of earmarks."[28][29][30]
    • "Career politician Jack Kingston's been in Washington over 20 years. So what's he done? Kingston earned the title 'King of Earmarks.' He voted to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on Obama's Cash for Clunkers used car program, and voted to raise the debt ceiling. Kingston even took thousands in pay raises. Now Kingston wants a promotion to the Senate. A promotion? Well, conservatives have message: Hey Jack, you're not going back," the ad said.[28]
    • The group said in a letter authorizing a media company to handle its ad placements in the race that it endorsed Perdue and its communications with the public "will independently advocate for the election of David Perdue and/or for the defeat of his opponents."[31]

Polls

General election (August 2014-Present)
Poll Michelle Nunn (D) David Perdue (R)Amanda Swafford (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Marist
October 31, 2014
44%48%3%4%+/-3.31,099
CNN/ORC
October 19-22, 2014
47%44%5%4%+/-3.51,009
SurveyUSA
October 10-13, 2014
48%45%3%4%+/-4.2800
Landmark (R)
October 7-9, 2014
45.7%46%3.9%4.4%+/-3.11,000
Rasmussen Reports
September 15-16, 2014
41%46%4%9%+/-4750
Landmark Communications
September 9-11, 2014
46%43.4%6.4%4.2%+/-2.91,109
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 8-11, 2014
38%44%6%10%+/-4884
Survey USA
September 9-8, 2014
44%47%5%4%+/-4.2558
GaPundit.com
August 24-25, 2014
44.74%43.09%7.41%4.75%+/-2.471,578
Landmark Communications
August 20-21, 2014
47%40%0%10%+/-4.0600
AVERAGES 44.54% 44.65% 4.37% 5.84% +/-3.57 938.7
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


General election (August 2013-August 2014)
Poll Michelle Nunn (D) David Perdue (R)Amanda Swafford (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
SurveyUSA
August 14-17, 2014
41%50%3%6%+/-4.2560
Insider Advantage
August 12-13, 2014
40%47%8%5%+/-3.7719
Hicks Evaluation Group
August 8-10, 2014
42%48%0%11%+/-3.48788
Vox Populi Polling
July 27-28, 2014
40%49%0%10%+/-3.9624
Landmark Communications
July 25, 2014
47%43%0%7%+/-3.8750
Rasmussen Reports
July 23-24, 2014
40%46%0%10%+/-4.0750
Public Policy Polling
July 9-12, 2014
48%41%0%10%+/--516
SurveyUSA
June 3-5, 2014
38%43%0%14%+/-3.2999
Rasmussen Reports]
May 21-22, 2014
45%42%0%6%+/-4.0750
Landmark Communications
May 19, 2014
45%44%0%11%+/-3.01,000
Saint Leo University
May 5-6, 2014
37%41%0%15%+/-4.0689
Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 5-8, 2014
41%45%0%13%+/-4.01,012
NBC News/Marist Poll
April 30 - May 6, 2014
45%44%0%9%+/-1.92,608
Landmark/RosettaStone
March 23-24, 2014
33%0%29.5%37.5%+/-4.0600
Public Policy Polling
August 2-5, 2013
40%40%0%21%+/-4.3520
AVERAGES 41.47% 41.53% 2.7% 12.37% +/-2.9 859
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Republican primary runoff
Poll Jack Kingston David PerdueUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
InsiderAdvantage
July 15-16, 2014
46%41%13%+/--696
Landmark Communication
July 15-16, 2014
48%41%11%+/-2.41,720
Public Policy Polling
July 9-12, 2014
47%41%13%+/--516
Insider Advantage
July 7-9, 2014
43%41%17%+/-2.71,278
Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research
June 22-24, 2014
45%44%11%+/-4.0600
Human Events/Gravis Marketing
June 11-12, 2014
49%38%14%+/-3.01,140
Insider Advantage
June 10-11, 2014
46%35%19%+/-4.89401
SurveyUSA
June 3-5, 2014
52%41%7%+/-4.9419
McLaughlin & Associates
May 27-29, 2014
49%35%16%+/-4.5500
Public Policy Polling
May 21-22, 2014
46%34%20%+/--803
AVERAGES 47.1% 39.1% 14.1% +/-1.26 807.3
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Republican primary candidates
Poll Phil Gingrey Paul BrounKaren HandelJack KingstonDavid PerdueEugene YuDerrick GraysonArt GardnerOther/UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
InsiderAdvantage
May 18, 2014
11%10%17%17%26%0%0%0%18%+/-3.3852
InsiderAdvantage
May 12-14, 2014
9%10%17%19%27%0%0%0%9%+/--1,182
RosettaStone
May 12, 2014
7%11%20%18%22%0%0%0%22%+/-3.4800
SurveyUSA
May 8-12, 2014
10%10%16%19%27%0%3%1%14%+/-4.0634
Saint Leo University
May 5-6, 2014
8%13%15%16%26%0%1%0%15%+/-4.0689
InsiderAdvantage
April 13-15, 2014
9%11%13%15%19%0%0%0%33%+/-3.4804
Landmark/RosettaStone
March 23-24, 2014
13%15%10%15%21%0%0%0%25%+/-4.0600
InsiderAdvantage
March 23-24, 2014
8%10%5%15%17%0%0%0%45%+/-3.26859
Hicks Evaluation Group/Apache Political Communication
February 13-16, 2014
10%11%10%11%13%0.3%5%8%43%+/-3.25926
The polling company, Inc/Woman Trend
January 31-February 1, 2014
19%13%14%11%8%2%7%0%0%+/-3.9600
Public Policy Polling
August 2-5, 2013
25%19%13%15%5%0%0%0%20%+/-4.3520
Landmark/RosettaStone
March 28, 2013
22%16%14%8%1%0%0%0%39%+/-4.1570
AVERAGES 12.58% 12.42% 13.67% 14.92% 17.67% 0.19% 1.33% 0.75% 23.58% +/-2.86 753
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Democratic primary candidates
Poll Branko Radulovacki Michelle NunnSteen MilesTodd RobinsonUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
SurveyUSA
May 8-12, 2014
5%59%7%10%19%+/-4.2549
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Perdue's reports.[32]

David Perdue (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[33]October 15, 2013$0.00$1,811,116$(457,769)$1,353,346
Year End[34]January 31, 2014$1,353,346$743,506$(335,470)$1,761,382
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2014$1,761,382$823,573$(1,634,859)$950,096
Pre-Primary[36]July 2, 2014$459,575$974,815$(1,150,850)$783,540
Running totals
$4,353,010$(3,578,948)

Third quarter 2013 fundraising report

Perdue invested $1 million of his own money into his campaign, having announced on October 10, 2013, that he donated $500,000 and loaned $500,000 to his campaign.[37] The investment boosted his fundraising fund to more than $1.8 million and left him with $1.3 million in cash on hand as of September 30, 2013.[37][38]

“I wouldn’t expect others to invest in a cause that I was not willing to invest in myself. However, I do not believe in self-funding a campaign. After these first weeks, I am confident that people are responding and we will have the resources needed to get our message out to the voters,” Perdue said in a statement.[37]

As of October 2013, Perdue reported that he contributed or loaned his campaign a total of $1,132,733 from May 14, 2013, to September 30, 2013.[38] He contributed $632,733 and loaned his committee another $500,000 on September 30, 2013.[38]

Personal

Perdue is married with two sons and two grandsons.[12] He is a first cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue.[13]

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