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Kingston's Senate loss means less clout for Ga.

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By RUSS BYNUM
Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Rep. Jack Kingston will soon return to private life after 22 years in Congress.

The Savannah Republican's streak of election victories since 1992 ended when he lost a Senate primary runoff to businessman David Perdue. Two other congressmen who ran unsuccessfully for the Senate - GOP Reps. Paul Broun of Athens and Phil Gingrey of Marietta - will be heading home next year as well.

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Kingston was known as a congressman who could steer federal funding to his district - whether for port expansion, military construction or agriculture improvements.

Kingston is uncertain about what's next for his future.

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