David Perdue on Principles & Values
COVID: Stock trades came under investigation
Perdue was one of a number of lawmakers whose stock trades came under fire early in the coronavirus pandemic. Records show that following a Jan. 24 Senate briefing on the threat of coronavirus, Perdue purchased somewhere between $63,000 and $245,000
worth of stock in Pfizer, a company now working to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
He made a number of purchases of stock in DuPont de Nemours, a chemical company that supplies personal protective equipment.
One purchase on the same day as the members-only briefing was for $65,000.
Perdue said he was not involved in the trade. "I have had an outside professional that manages my personal finances and I'm not involved in the day-to-day," he said in a statement.
Source: Fox News on 2020 Georgia Senate race
, Nov 3, 2020
Strong supporter of judges in the mold of Antonin Scalia
There is no greater supporter of Trump's transformation of the nation's judiciary than Perdue. He fought to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and will ensure that all future judicial nominees will also protect and defend the Constitution.
Perdue has worked tirelessly to confirm judges in the mold of Antonin Scalia - conservatives who understand that their modest, but critical, role under the Constitution is to protect the American people from government overreach and mob rule.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post on 2020 Georgia Senate race
, Nov 2, 2020
Mocked Kamala Harris's first name at Trump rally
Perdue took the opportunity to mock Sen. Kamala Harris's name. "The most insidious thing that Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden are trying to perpetrate, and Bernie, and Elizabeth, and KAH-mah-la, or Kah-MAH-la, or KAH-mah-la or Kamala-mala-mala, I don't
know, whatever," he said. It's a move that framed Harris as someone who's different. "Senator Perdue simply mispronounced Senator Harris' name, and he didn't mean anything by it," said Perdue's campaign communications director, John Burke, in a tweet.
Source: Vox.com on 2020 Georgia Senate race
, Oct 18, 2020
Judeo-Christian values established our government framework
Question topic: Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.
Perdue: Strongly Disagree
Question topic: Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted
our system of limited government.
Perdue: Strongly Agree.
Question topic: Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Perdue: Based on my faith, I have deeply held personal convictions that I share with a majority of Georgians.
These principles shape my belief in the limited and clearly defined role of government. Additionally, there are certain issues on which I will not waver. I believe that we should promote a culture that values life and protects the innocent,
especially the unborn. I also believe that we must protect traditional marriage, keeping it between one man and one woman.
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race
, Sep 30, 2014
Change diapers & politicians frequently: not a D.C. insider
The battle to be the Republican candidate in the race to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss features David Perdue, Georgia Ports Authority board member, and the former CEO of Dollar General, and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, [At the debate, Kingston] was
unapologetic in presenting himself as an experienced Washington insider, despite strong attacks from Perdue who argued only an outsider can reign in the federal debt. "I am not going to apologize for being a long time soldier in this fight,"
Kingston said, noting his strong ratings from the National Right to Life campaign and National Rifle Association. He also said that he is the best candidate to broaden the appeal of the party given his success in a more Democratic leaning district and
willingness to engage liberal media. "The reality is MSNBC is where you have to go sometimes," he argued.
Perdue argued that "politicians are like diapers" and need to be changed frequently. "We look like Democrat lite," he complained.
Source: The Hill e-zine on 2014 Georgia Senate debate
, Apr 19, 2014
CEO of Dollar General & Reebok; cousin of Gov. Sonny Perdue
Perdue, the former CEO of Dollar General and Reebok and cousin of former GOP Gov. Sonny Perdue, is positioning himself as a relatively non-ideological outsider. He has been critical of Senator
Ted Cruz's recent efforts to use the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip, for example, which he warns could frighten investors. While strongly opposed to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, he's said that
he favors working with Democrats to amend it instead of the usual repeal calls. "I don't believe I have to give up my conservative ideals to offer up a compromise position in order to get progress," he told
MSNBC. "I'd rather take an 85% solution on the economic issues then sit here and get 0%."
The former governor is now backing his cousin's campaign.
Source: MSNBC on 2014 Georgia Republican primary Senate race
, Mar 26, 2014
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