The hard-fought Republican primary for a Senate seat in Georgia was headed to a runoff late Tuesday, with
Millionaire former business executive David Perdue led the polls heading into election day, relying on his status a newcomer to politics and his famous family -- he is the cousin of former Gov.
The brutal battle was a preview of the July runoff.
Handel tried to create a come-from-behind surge with her feisty campaign and big-name backers, including tea party favorite
pummeled Perdue after he noted she was a high school graduate without a college degree. But the party's established leaders kept their distance.
Taking a more measured approach was Kingston, whose early missteps -- he suggested schoolchildren should work for their lunches -- were smoothed by a pivotal endorsement from the
Republican leaders have become more confident they can hold the Peach State seat, made open by the retirement of