Republicans struggle in Georgia's Senate primary

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2013, file photo, Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., questions Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as she testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Georgia’s U.S. Senate Republican primary is shaping up as a struggle between arch-conservatives and business interests who believe a tea party-backed candidate could lose a general election. Several candidates, including Gingrey, are trying to satisfy both the conservative activists and the more traditional Republicans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Seeking promotion to the U.S. Senate, Republican Rep. Jack Kingston avoids an explicit yes-or-no answer when asked by a voter if he considers himself a tea party candidate.

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