AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - U.S. Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue visited Augusta one final time before elections Tuesday to encourage voters to get out to the polls tomorrow.
The latest numbers show Perdue with 27 percent of the vote and Kingston with 19 percent, making them the leaders in a close Senate race. They're both running for the Republican nomination for the seat to be vacated by Saxby Chambliss. They say every vote makes a difference.
"A couple of hundred votes here or there can make a real big difference in terms of somebody getting into the runoff, and we do not want to leave anything on the table," said Kingston, who currently serves as the representative for Georgia House District 1.
"We're just getting around the state with a plane to get the vote out, to get the energy up, and to really keep encouraging you guys," Perdue told supporters Monday. "But most of all just to say thank you."
Both candidates wanted to make sure they had the chance to speak with voters and get their messages to the public.
"We just want to make sure that we shake every single hand that we can," Kingston said.
"One of the things that I've got to do around the state, because I've never been a politician before, is to get our message out," Perdue said.
Both candidates say the support from Augusta has been overwhelming while on the campaign trail, which is why they keep coming back.
"Wherever we go people are coming out. Volunteers, people who have never seen us before, never heard the message are coming out and encouraging us," Perdue said.
"Some of these people I've known for many, many years, and some of them I just have met on the campaign trail. But I feel like all of them are old friends, and I'm never going to turn my back on the Columbia and Richmond County area because this area has been so important to us and our campaign," Kingston said.
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