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 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The congressman, who represents Barrow County, addressed the committee regarding the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act
Thursday, May 9
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.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Small business owner and former adjunct law professor Gary Gerrard announced his plans to run Wednesday.
Gary Gerrard, an attorney and small business owner from Lexington, Ga., has announced plans to run for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014, AccessNorthGa.com reports. Republican Paul Broun, who currently holds the seat, plans to run for Senate, as Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced in January he would not seek a third term. AccessNorthGa.com quotes Gerrard as saying, “For far too long I have sat on the sidelines and watched politicians fail to represent the people who elected them. With a sluggish GDP, faltering job growth, and a Congress that refuses to come to grips with its addiction to overspending, it has become ever apparent Congress is broken." Others who have announced plans to seek…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Broun plans to seek election to the U.S. Senate in 2014, and Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) said he is giving Broun's vacant seat "prayerful consideration."
Tuesday, April 9
Since U.S. Congressman Paul Broun (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 time to …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Broun, who represents Barrow County in Congress, discussed the federal budget-cutting deal at a Feb. 19 town hall meeting in Dacula.
Barrow County's Congresional representative, Paul Broun, told a crowd in Dacula recently that a series of automatic federal spending cuts scheduled to take place on March 1, known as "sequestration," will not be symbolic. "Sequestration is ... it's a plan Barack Obama gave us, part of the budget control act," Broun, a Republican representing Georgia's 10th District, said at a Feb. 19 town hall meeting. "It said that we are going to cut $85 billion this year - half out of the military, half out of the rest of discretionary spending, across the board cuts." The cuts -- though small relatively speaking -- are real, he explained. "It will really cut the expenditures," Broun said. With the United States national debt now at $16 trillion, the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The congressman held a town hall meeting in Dacula on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Wednesday, February 20
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA-10) visited Dacula City Hall Tuesday evening for a town hall meeting attended by approximately 65 people. The meeting, held in a question and answer format, covered a wide range of topics, chief among them the Second Amendment. “The Second Amendment is what protects all the rest of our liberty. It is critical that we maintain private ownership of firearms,” Broun said. Dacula Patch has more on this story. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Thursday, February 7, 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.
Thursday, February 7
U.S. Congressman Paul Broun (GA-10) officially announced Wednesday he will seek a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2014. He released the following statement at a rally in Atlanta. The announcement was not unexpected after Broun's wife, Niki, let it slip last week at a meeting of Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics that her husband had her permission to run, and that he was announcing his candidacy. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced recently he would not seek a third term, opening the way for Broun and possibly others, to make a play for the U.S. Senate. Broun, who represents southern Clarke County, all of Oconee, Barrow and Walton, and part of Gwinnett, among other regions, is known nationally for his positions on science …
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 …
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 …