Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Politicians, Republicans especially, are scrambling for position to replace Saxby Chambliss.
Republican 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is running for Senate in 2014. So is Republican 1st District U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston. And Republican 11th District U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey. But Republican Tom Price, who represents the 6th District, announced Friday that he's not. Which might open the door for former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, a pal of Price's, who said in a statement last week that she'd end the suspense "in the very near future." Meanwhile, John Barrow, the only white Democrat from the Deep South in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced recently that he won't seek the seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Which might mean tough 2014 sledding for Democrats, who have yet to put forth a …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The congressman, who represents Oconee County, addressed the committee regarding the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act.
Saturday, May 11
Rep. Paul Broun testified Wednesday, May 8, before the House Armed Services Committee. Broun, who represents the 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, addressed the committee regarding the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act, specifically speaking about drones and unlawful detainment. An excerpt from Broun's statement reads: Broun continued: Click here to watch a video of Broun speaking before the committee.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
State Sen. Bill Cowsert decides against a bid prompting Ga. Rep. Bruce Williamson to give it "prayerful consideration."
Since U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) announced in February that he would be seeking the Senate seat to be vacated by Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, there has been speculation about who would be looking to replace Broun. After the April monthly GOP meeting in Monroe on Monday, Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson's name has seriously entered the mix. "Last night, our long-term Senator, Bill Cowsert, decided to take his name out of consideration for Paul Broun's Congressional seat race. Since his announcement, we have been encouraged by dozens of supporters across the district to consider running for the seat. Given our strong, life-long connections to this part of Georgia, we are giving it prayerful consideration and will take some …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10) announced his candidacy Wednesday for the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia). Chambliss has said he will not seek re-election in 2014.
Wednesday, February 6
(Atlanta, GA) U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) officially announced Wednesday that he will be seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2014. He released the following statement at a rally in Atlanta. “I went to Congress to stand against out-of-control spending in Washington DC. Though it has often been a lonely fight, it is a necessary one. “We must have someone to lead the fight to stop this madness, and restore fiscal restraint to our nation’s capital. Georgia needs a Senator who will take a stand to stop the irresponsible spending. I’ll be that leader! “When I was sworn into the Marine Corps, and then again into the House of Representatives, I swore to defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Out-of-…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Niki Broun told a crowd in Gwinnett County that her husband was announcing his run for the the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss in 2014, according to a report.
Thursday, January 31
Niki Broun can't wait for her husband, 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, to throw his hat in the ring for the 2014 U.S. Senate race, according to a report in the ViralRead blog. A post picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Niki Broun told the group Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics on Tuesday that her husband had her permission to run, and that he was announcing his candidacy. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced last week that he would not seek a third term, opening the way for a spirited primary among potential successors. Rep. Broun himself still isn't quite ready to take the plunge. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Wednesday that Broun's office doesn't plan an announcement on his prospective …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A University of Georgia scientist has mounted a write-in campaign on behalf of the famous evolutionary scientist. Who will you pick?
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Charles Darwin, the father of the science of evolution, can't speak for himself or run for Congress because he's not alive (and not an American citizen). But a University of Georgia scientist hopes supporting Darwin in a write-in campaign can help get U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-GA, booted from his position on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. UGA plant biologist Jim Leebens-Mack has started a Facebook page promoting Darwin as a fantasy alternative to Broun, who was recorded last month dismissing evolution and the Big Bang theory as "lies straight from the pit of hell." Leebens-Mack told the Associated Press that the write-in campaign isn't serious, but the AP reports people behind the movement hope enough support could goad …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
U.S. Representative Paul Broun and challenger Stephen Simpson will tackle pressing national and local topics during a radio debate hosted by WGAU 1340 on July 2.
Representative Paul Broun will take on challenger Stephen Simpson during an upcoming radio debate, hosted by 1340 WGAU. WGAU's debate, which will be held July 2, is one of two between the candidates. Broun and Simpson will appear on a televised debate on July 1, which will be hosted on Macon's local station, 13 WMAZ. The Athens debate will air at 9 a.m. WGAU News Director Tim Bryant, who will be moderating the debate, said there is no set format and listeners are welcome to call in with questions. "Folks can certainly call in and ask questions," Bryant said. "It's just a couple of guys talking, and if folks want to call in and ask questions they're welcome to. I don't have any particular questions mapped out. I've never done that. It's …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
As citizens await the Athens-Oconee Caterpillar plant, incumbent Rep. Paul Broun uses the economic development deal as a campaign talking point.
Caterpillar, which announced in February it will build a major manufacturing plant on the Athens-Oconee line, has seen a bump in stock value in the past couple of days as the overall market has risen. The increase stopped a slide that has been blamed for a chunk of the Dow Jones' recent downturn. Caterpillar's stock increase was attributed partly to China, which lowered its benchmark lending rate in an effort to bolster its economy, helping boost the Dow Jones by more than 300 points over two days. Caterpillar's stock increase also reflects the company's recent decision to buy ERA Mining Machinery Limited. ERA designs and sells coal mining equipment throughout China. Caterpillar executives have said that the U.S. coal-mining industry is …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A YouTube Video posted by Democrats from the House Ways and Means Committee captures part of the exchange.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A YouTube video shows part of an exchange between Georgia's 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun and 5th District Rep. John Lewis. Lewis confronts Broun over an amendment Broun proposed that would would eliminate funding for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires federal oversight of voting laws in Georgia and several other states. Broun -- who under new District 10 boundaries will represent much of Northeast Georgia, including most of Athens-Clarke County; all of Oconee, Walton and Barrow; and part of Gwinnett -- is shown withdrawing the amendment after Lewis' remarks. Should the state of Georgia still be subject to the Voting Rights Act? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, October 24, 2011
A businessman and retired Army officer will run against U.S. Rep. Paul Broun next year in District 10.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Stephen Simpson, a businessman and retired Army officer, will go up against U.S. Rep. Paul Broun in the 2012 Republican primary. Simpson made his plans official on Sunday in a news release, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. Simpson's campaign headquarters are located in Milledgeville, but he has lived in Macon outside of current 10th Congressional district lines for several years, according to the article. State lawmakers drew new lines in August removing sections north of Athens and extending the boundaries to metro Atlanta and middle Georgia, including Barrow and Walton counties. The new district lines will become official in 2012 if approved by federal courts. In September, when Simpson first announced an interest in running, he …