GOPer Who Said Kids Should Work For Lunch Has New Ad On Pinching Pennies

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March 20, 2014 3:24 p.m.

Rep. Jack Kingston (GA), the Republican Senate candidate who suggested poor students should sweep floors to earn their school lunches, has a new ad out focused on his frugal ways.

Kingston in the ad, called “Responsibility,” starts out describing the old station wagon he still drives.

“This car has been with the Kingston family for almost 20 years,” Kingston said. “I drive it because it still runs. And growing up my parents taught me the value of every hard-earned dollar.”

Kingston goes on to taught how he helped cut his office budget and “returned over $1 million to taxpayers.” Kingston also said he helped cut President Barack Obama’s budget by $3 million.

Keep in mind about Kingston that an investigation by Georgia’s WSAV 3 found that the congressman had expensed $4,182 worth of lunches for his office over the past three years. The news channel also found that Kingston also expensed $145,391 worth of meals for campaign events.

According to The Hill, Kingston’s campaign said the ad is airing statewide TV and cable on a mid-six figure ad buy.

Watch Kingston’s ad below:

(Photo credit: Youtube)

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