Kingston touts penny-pinching in new ad

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) is up with a new ad touting his frugal ways, arguing he's the most fiscally conservative candidate in his crowded Senate race.

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Kingston, standing in front of his beat-up station wagon, says he's cut government spending and will cut more.

"This car has been with the Kingston family for almost 20 years. I drive it because it still runs," he says. "Growing up, my parents taught me the value of every hard-earned dollar. In Congress, I cut my office budget and returned over $1 million to taxpayers, and I cut Obama’s budget over $3 billion. I'm fighting to shrink big government, balance the budget and stop ObamaCare. I'm Jack Kingston, and I approve this message because you and I know the value of a dollar, and it’s time Washington learns it, too."

Kingston is one of five serious contenders for the GOP Senate nomination in Georgia. He has been using his big edge in fundraising to hit the air earlier than most of his opponents.

He and businessman David Perdue (R) are the only ones who've been spending much on TV, with about two months to go before the primary. Kingston was in second place behind Perdue in a nonpartisan poll released Thursday.

A July runoff is expected as no candidate is likely to win a majority in the race.

Kingston's campaign wouldn't disclose exactly how much it is spending on the ad but said it's running statewide on broadcast and cable TV and has a mid-six figure ad buy behind it.