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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Ga. House, 1984-92; sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 2014; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2015
Born: April 24, 1955; Bryan, Texas
Residence: Savannah
Religion: Anglican
Family: Wife, Libby Kingston; four children
Education: U. of Georgia, B.A. 1978
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (11th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Homeland Security; Labor-HHS-Education - Chairman)

Election History
2012generalJack Kingston (R) 157,18163.0
Lesli Rae Messinger (D) 92,39937.0
2010generalJack Kingston (R) 117,27071.6
Oscar Harris (D) 46,44928.4
2008generalJack Kingston (R) 165,89066.5
Bill Gillespie (D) 83,44433.5
2006generalJack Kingston (R) 94,96168.5
Jim Nelson (D) 43,66831.5
2004generalJack Kingston (R) 188,347100.0
2002generalJack Kingston (R) 103,66172.1
Don Smart (D) 40,02627.9
2000generalJack Kingston (R) 131,68469.1
Joyce Griggs (D) 58,77630.9
1998generalJack Kingston (R) 92,229100.0
1996generalJack Kingston (R) 108,61668.2
Rosemary Kaszans (D) 50,62231.8
1994generalJack Kingston (R) 88,78876.6
Raymond Beckworth (D) 27,19723.4
1992generalJack Kingston (R) 103,93257.8
Barbara Christmas (D) 75,80842.2
Roll Call Vitals


Georgia is 18th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.