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In Georgia, Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

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CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue want conservatives to settle the Republican Senate nomination in Georgia.

They meet Tuesday in a primary runoff. There are more than 4.5 million eligible voters - everyone except those who cast Democratic Primary ballots in May.

But both campaigns say they expect turnout to be lower than 605,000 Republican ballots cast in the first round. So both candidates are sticking to core conservative messages. They criticize President Barack Obama and argue that the nation needs a Republican majority in the Senate.

That's a contrast to Mississippi, where Sen. Thad Cochran survived a Republican primary challenge by getting votes from Democrats and independents.

At the time, some Republicans said Cochran's win shows the party can expand its base.

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