Outside groups spending big bucks in Georgia Senate race

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce shelled out $920,000 for TV and online ads promoting Rep. Jack Kingston in the crowded race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat. At the same time, a grass-roots conservative group in neighboring South Carolina spent $515,000 on commercials supporting rival Republican and business executive David Perdue. Other groups are showering millions more on the fiercely competitive campaign. Corporations and other special interests are spending big bucks — more than $6 million as of May 8 — to influence the election to replace retiring Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Primary elections in Georgia are Tuesday, with seven
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