It seems that Rep. Jack Kingston has a slight edge in next week’s Republican Senate runoff in Georgia, which we’re sure has plenty of important political implications.
But we’re concerned with only one relevant fact: We could have a U.S. senator who once appeared in a Miley Cyrus movie.
Back in 2010 — yep, it’s Throwback Thursday! — Kingston filmed a role as an extra in the Nicholas Sparks-penned “The Last Song,” in which the then-squeaky-clean Cyrus (this was long before her twerking started) starred as an angsty teen sent to live with her father at an idyllic beach-side town.
The movie, which first paired Cyrus with her future fiancee Liam Hemsworth, also starred Greg Kinnear and Kelly Preston, and was filmed on Tybee Island in Georgia — which happens to be part of the congressman’s district.
Kingston told Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill (which I co-wrote at the time) that he got paid $8 and hour for his theatrical contributions — and that the reaction from constituents was pretty rough: “Some people have said, ‘Oh, we saw you. You look as ugly on the silver screen as you do in real life,’” he told Roll Call.
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