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Perdue Takes Heat Over Comments; Kingston Releases New Ad

Ad features Obama soundalike.

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Scott Bland
April 4, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

Busi­ness­man Dav­id Per­due (R) came in for cri­ti­cism over his com­ments about former Sec­ret­ary of State Kar­en Han­del’s (R) edu­ca­tion Thursday. Rep. Lynn West­mo­re­land (R), who didn’t gradu­ate from col­lege, said the com­ments were “stu­pid.” (Roll Call) The pan­el on Fox News’s “The Five” also went after Per­due. (You­Tube)

And former Alaska Gov. Sarah Pal­in (R), cam­paign­ing with Han­del Thursday, bashed Per­due’s com­ments. Pal­in: “What Kar­en has gone through has em­powered her to un­der­stand the real world … She wasn’t just a vic­tim. She did something about it and pulled her­self up with boot­straps and tenacity. … Not all of the time does a col­lege de­gree mat­ter.” (At­lanta Journ­al-Con­sti­tu­tion)

“When asked if Per­due had planned to stand by the state­ment or apo­lo­gize to Han­del, Der­rick Dickey, a strategist for Per­due, re­spon­ded via email, ‘I was not aware that Ms. Han­del, a can­did­ate for U.S. Sen­ate, had sug­ges­ted an apo­logy was in or­der.’” (US News)

KING­STON AD FEA­TURES OBAMA IM­PER­SON­AT­OR. Rep. Jack King­ston’s (R-01) new TV ad fea­tures a Pres­id­ent Obama sound­a­like ask­ing him to “back off Obama­care. … King­ston, let me be clear. I do not want you in the Sen­ate.” (re­lease)

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