Perdue makes last bus tour stop in Macon

On Tuesday, we will know who the republican nominee will be for Georgia's senate seat in Washington.

Candidate David Perdue, a former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General, paid a visit to some of his supporters in his native Central Georgia on Friday evening.

Macon was the last of 50 stops during his state-wide bus tour before the run-off election on July 22nd. The stop happened at the Zaxby's off of Zebulon Road.

His opponent for the senate is Jack Kingston, who has been a U.S. representative for Southeast Georgia for the last 21 years.

Some members of the GOP have called for impeachment of President Obama, but Perdue says now is not the time.

"I'm not up there. I don't have the facts," Perdue said Friday, " But right now, one thing I know, is if he is violating his oath of office to a degree that is egregious enough to do that, I'll be involved in that. But right now, my focus, if I were to be elected, would be to get up there and do the things that I'm talking to people about doing out here in the real world," says Perdue.

Perdue is also a new-comer to politics. While some hold that over his head, he says, his inexperience in Washington works in his favor.

"I'm not encumbered by the relationships between career politicians and the power structures in Washington, special interest groups and the power brokers...and I think that's what's needed," Perdue said. "There's a growing nucleus of people in Washington, in elected office who are trying to do the right thing," says Perdue.

Perdue captured the most votes in the May 20th primary.

Congressman Kingston came in second, followed by Karen Handel, a former Georgia Secretary of Secretary of State.

Handel later endorsed Kingston, and has made several public appearances on his behalf.

Perdue has family ties in the political realm. He is the cousin of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, a republican who served two terms and is also a native Central Georgian.

The winner of the senate runoff will face Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn in November.


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