47 Facts About Jack Kingston

1. Jack Kingston said he had mostly met with businesspeople in Moscow and that there had been no meetings with Russian government officials or US diplomats.

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2. Jack Kingston is a former Republican member of Congress from Georgia.

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3. Jack Kingston has argued his earmarks went statewide, not just to his Savannah-area district, and were for mostly military and defense related spending.

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4. Jack Kingston has hammered Perdue over supposed support for a tax increase, a key issue in any Republican race.

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5. Jack Kingston voted against the program twice in 2009, according to the legislative tracking service GovTrack.

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6. Jack Kingston pushes conspiracy theory that George Soros or Antifa are behind Parkland survivors' gun reform movement.

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7. Jack Kingston was considered the establishment candidate in his Senate race with David Perdue, who was considered the outsider.

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8. Jack Kingston is famed for its lively calypsos and its relics of buccaneering days.

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9. Jack Kingston was founded in 1693 on a deep, landlocked harbor.

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10. Jack Kingston voted with the Republic Party 95.2 percent of the time, which ranked 149th among the 233 House Republic members as of June 2013.

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11. Jack Kingston voted with the Republican Party 94.1 percent of the time, which ranked 127th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.

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12. Jack Kingston paid his congressional staff a total of $872,688 in 2011.

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13. Jack Kingston ranked as the 129th most wealthy representative in 2012.

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14. On November 3, 1992, Jack Kingston won election to the United States House.

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15. On November 8, 1994, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House.

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16. On November 5, 1996, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House.

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17. On November 7, 2000, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House.

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18. On November 5, 2002, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House.

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19. On November 7, 2006, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House.

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20. On November 4, 2008, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House.

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21. On November 2, 2010, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House.

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22. Jack Kingston announced on July 18, 2013, that he will partner with state Democrats John Barrow and Sanford Bishop, and seven dozen other congressional moderates to unveil a legislative package of nine reform bills to reduce government waste and inefficiency.

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23. Jack Kingston endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election.

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24. Jack Kingston voted in favor of House Amendment 136—Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order.

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25. Jack Kingston joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.

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26. Jack Kingston voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place.

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27. Jack Kingston was born in Bryan, TX, and lived briefly in Ethiopia before moving to Athens, GA, where he grew up.

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28. Jack Kingston has voted to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, [20] and voted to add pollutants to the Clean Water Act.

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29. Jack Kingston won the election with 58 percent of the vote, becoming the first Republican to represent this district since Reconstruction.

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30. In 2008 Jack Kingston received a rating of 94 percent from the interest group Alliance to Stop the War on the Poor—Affordable Energy.

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31. Jack Kingston is a supporter of Medicare prescription drug coverage, human genome research, and bio-terrorism training for health workers.

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32. Jack Kingston is a fiscal and social conservative, opposing abortion and supporting tax cuts.

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33. Jack Kingston is married to Libby Morris, together they have 4 children, all adults, and 2 cats.

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34. Jack Kingston argued Americans do not care about the president trying to derail an investigation into his administration by firing special counsel Robert Mueller.

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35. In the third quarter of 2013, Jack Kingston outpaced his House colleagues in campaign fundraising for the open Senate seat.

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36. In May 2013, Jack Kingston officially announced he would run for the open senate seat vacated by Republican US Senator Saxby Chambliss.

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37. Jack Kingston sponsored legislation in 1999 to authorize the expansion of the Savannah harbor in order to accommodate larger vessels.

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38. Jack Kingston has voted to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, and voted to add pollutants to the Clean Water Act.

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39. In 2010 Jack Kingston signed a pledge sponsored by Americans for Prosperity promising to vote against any Global Warming legislation that would raise taxes.

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40. Jack Kingston signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge by the Americans for Tax Reform, and in 2009 he was named a "Taxpayer Hero" by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste for his votes to reduce government spending and taxes.

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41. Throughout his tenure, Jack Kingston has received over 40 awards on a diversity of issues from various interest groups.

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42. Jack Kingston was an early supporter of earmark reforms and spending reductions.

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43. From 2003 through the end of 2006, Jack Kingston served as vice-chairman of the House Republican Conference, the sixth-ranking post among House Republicans.

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44. Jack Kingston was helped by the 1990s round of redistricting, which significantly altered the district.

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45. In 1992, Jack Kingston gave up his seat in the state house to pursue a congressional run in Georgia's 1st congressional district after five-term Democratic incumbent Lindsay Thomas announced his retirement.

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46. Jack Kingston received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in economics from the University of Georgia in 1978, where he joined Lambda Chi Alpha and the Demosthenian Literary Society.

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47. Jack Kingston was born on April 24, 1955, in Bryan, Texas.

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