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David Perdue

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David Perdue
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Georgia
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia Tech
Master'sGeorgia Tech
Personal
ProfessionFormer CEO of Dollar General
Websites
Campaign website
David Perdue is a 2014 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia.[1] Perdue advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2] He defeated Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[3]

Biography

Perdue was born in Macon, GA, and raised in Warner Robins.[4]

He earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.[4] He also earned his Master's in Operations Research from Georgia Tech.[4]

Career

Perdue is the former CEO of Dollar General.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014

Perdue is a 2014 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia.[1] Perdue advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2] He defeated Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[3]The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Georgia Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Perdue 30.6% 184,459
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston 25.8% 155,446
Karen Handel 22% 132,437
Phil Gingrey 10% 60,443
Paul Broun 9.6% 58,138
Derrick Grayson 1% 6,023
Art Gardner 0.9% 5,684
Total Votes 602,630
Source: 99% reporting; Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. Senate, Georgia Runoff Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Perdue 50.9% 245,493
Jack Kingston 49.1% 236,987
Total Votes 482,480
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Polls

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 in this race. 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 in this race. 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 are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Perdue's reports.[6]

David Perdue (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[7]October 15, 2013$0.00$1,811,116$(457,769)$1,353,346
Year End[8]January 31, 2014$1,353,346$743,506$(335,470)$1,761,382
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2014$1,761,382$823,573$(1,634,859)$950,096
Running totals
$3,378,195$(2,428,098)

Third quarter 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.[10] 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.[10][11]

“I wouldn’t expect others to invest in a cause that I was not willing to invest in myself,” Perdue said in a statement. “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."[10]

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.[11] He contributed $632,733 and loaned his committee another $500,000 on September 30, 2013.[11]

Personal

Perdue is married with two sons and two grandsons.[4] He is a first cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue.[5]

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