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David Perdue readies for November's General Election

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

David Perdue, the Republican nominee for the open U.S. Senate seat spent part of Wednesday with Gov. Nathan Deal, thanking everyone for their support.

After defeating Congressman Jack Kingston, the people in the Coastal Empire want to learn more about the new nominee. Perdue made it clear the biggest difference between himself and Kingston was Kingston's spending record.

Another contentious issue between the two was the expansion of the Savannah Port, and with Perdue winning, people in Savannah want to know where he stands on that important project.

"Well, the port has been on our agenda for a long time," Perdue said. "This thing has got to happen. This thing should have happened between 2000 and 2006 when Republicans controlled the Senate, the House and the White House. For 22 years we have had the lack of urgency. To me, it is an economic engine, not only for Georgia, but for all the Southeast."

Perdue will face Michelle Nunn in November.

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