Kingston had been a backer of Eric Johnson, the third-place finisher in the GOP gubernatorial sweepstakes.
Perhaps more important, Kingston is one of Johnson’s BFFs – and perhaps an indicator of where the former Senate president pro tem might be headed in the next few days.
Said Kingston, in a press release just sent out:
“I encourage conservative Republicans in Southeast Georgia to join me in rallying behind Nathan Deal to be Georgia’s next governor. For those who supported Eric Johnson, Nathan is the natural fit for the Aug. 10 runoff.
“As a member of Congress, Nathan earned a perfect score from the American Conservative Union which speaks volumes for his conservative record….”
U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Roswell is now the only Republican member of the Georgia delegation not within the Deal circle. Price switched his support to Handel this spring.