Outspoken conservative Rep. Paul Broun quietly endorsed former rival Rep. Jack Kingston in the final hours of Georgia’s Republican Senate runoff contest, following a trend of ex-candidates coalescing behind the Savannah lawmaker.
The eleventh-hour nod came with little fanfare. Neither the Kingston campaign nor Broun’s office circulated a statement to press. Instead, a simple graphic was shared on Twitter by Kingston’s campaign after Broun, who placed fifth in the June primary, called Kingston “the conservative choice” in the race during a radio interview Tuesday.
Broun’s support for Kingston follows similar endorsements by third-place-finisher Karen Handel and fourth-place-finisher Rep. Phil Gingrey.