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Jack Kingston tries to flood the zone


When it comes to endorsements, the U.S. Senate campaign of Jack Kingston is trying to flood the zone.

The Republican congressman from Savannah put out a list of south Georgia endorsements earlier this week. This afternoon, he focuses on territory above the gnat line.

So why run the list? Just to make sure everyone named knows that they’ve picked a side:

Dean Alford, Ga. Board of Regents

Clerk of Court Greg Allen, Forsyth Co.

Fmr State Rep. Bill Atkins

Mayor Boyd Austin, Dallas

Clerk of Court Patty Baker, Cherokee Co.

Fmr. Public Service Commissioner Bobby Baker

State Rep. Mandi Ballinger, District 23

Mayor Peter Banks, Barnesville

State Rep. Timothy Barr, District 103

State Rep. Paul Battles, District 15

Councilwoman Liz Baxter, Woodstock

Mayor Michael Beres, Zebulon

Ken Bernard, State Board of Regents

Mayor Mike Bodker, Johns Creek

Commissioner Jace Brooks, Gwinnett Co.

Sheriff Billy Carlisle, Dawson Co.

State Rep. David Casas, District 107

Councilman Leonard Church, Kennesaw

State Rep. Josh Clark, District 98

Mayor Jay Collins, Villa Rica

Sheriff Butch Conway, Gwinnett Co.

State Rep. Sharon Cooper, District 43

Fmr Commissioner Tom Crymes, Coweta Co.

Mayor Mike Davis, Dunwoody

Mayor J. Max Davis, Brookhaven

Mayor Eric Dial, Tyrone

Councilman Ken Dishman, Sandy Springs

District Attorney Dick Donovan, Paulding Co.

Mayor Tim Downing, Holly Springs

State Rep. Mike Dudgeon, District 25

State Rep. Geoff Duncan, District 26

State Rep. Chuck Efstration, District 104

Councilman Dave Emanuel, Snellville

State Rep. Terry England, District 116

State Rep. Earl Ehrhart, District 36

Councilman Ron Fennel, Smyrna

Councilman Stuart Fleming, Marietta

Mayor Steve Fry, Williamson

Mayor Pro-Tem Chris Gaines, Dawsonville

Mayor Wayne Garner, Carrollton

Sheriff Roger Garrison, Cherokee Co.

Councilman Joe Gebbia, Brookhaven

State Rep. Harry Geisinger, District 48

State Rep. Micah Gravely, District 67

State Rep. Brett Harrell, District 106

Comm. Liz Hausmann, Fulton Co.

Comm. James Henry, Jasper Co.

State Senator Judson Hill, District 32

State Rep. Susan Holmes, District 129

Comm. Larry Hooks, Heard Co.

Dr. Tommy Hopkins, Ga. Board of Regents

Councilman Bobby Howard, Snellville

State Rep. Mike Jacobs, District 80

State Rep. Rick Jasperse, District 11

State Sen. Rick Jeffares, District 17

Fmr State Rep. Sean Jerguson

Mayor Bucky Johnson, Norcross

Chairman Rob Jones, Pickens Co.

Solicitor General Matthew Krull, Douglas Co.

Tax Commissioner Matthew Ledbetter, Forsyth Co.

Councilman Lewis Ledbetter, Cumming

Robert Leebern, Ga Bd. of Natural Resources

Donald Leebern, Ga. Board of Regents

Councilwoman Dianne Leonetti, Clarkston

Mayor David Lockhart, Forest Park

Fmr Mayor Bill Long, Woodstock

State Rep. Chuck Martin, District 49

Councilman Rey Martinez, Loganville

Chairman Jay Matthews, Lamar Co.

Mayor Jimmy Matthews, Aldora

Sheriff Keith McBreyer, Henry Co.

Comm. Allen McCarty, Fayette Co.

State Sen. Fran Millar, District 40

Dan Moody, Ga. Transportation Board

Fmr State Rep. Emory Morsberger

State Rep. B.J. Pak, District 108

Councilman Mike Patterson, Carrollton

Mayor Rusty Paul, Sandy Springs

Mayor Harvey Persons, Douglasville

Sheriff Duane Piper, Forsyth Co.

Fmr. Chief Judge Marion Pope, Ga. Court of Appeals

Councilman Jason Power, Dawsonville

Mayor Robert Price, Locust Grove

Fmr. Mayor Cecil Pruett, Canton

Councilman Nathan Purvis, Monroe

State Rep. Matt Ramsey, District 72

Vice Chair Mike Royal, Ga. Board of Education

State Rep. Dale Rutledge, District 109

Mayor Jim Sells, Grantville

Fmr State Rep. Neal Shepard

Mayor Pro-Tem Denny Shortal, Dunwoody

Sheriff Chuck Smith, Meriwether Co

State Rep. Brian Strickland, District 111

State Rep. Tom Taylor, District 79

Mayor Tim Thompson, Stockbridge

Richard Tucker, Ga. Board of Regents

State Rep. Scot Turner, District 21

State Sen. Renee Untermann, District 45

Will Wade, Dawson Co. School Board

Mayor John Weaver, Jasper

Mayor Pro-Tem Tom Webb, Snellville

Fmr. State Sen. Dan Weber

State Rep. Andy Welch, District 110

Fmr. Sheriff Jeff Wigington, Rockdale Co.

Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks, Dacula

State Rep. Joe Wilkinson, District 52

Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise

Councilman Tom Witt, Snellville

Mayor Jere Wood, Roswell


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Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.