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 …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sheldon announced her plans to run for Rep. Paul Broun's open seat in 2014.
Tuesday, April 9
Dacula's state representative, Donna Sheldon, will run for Congress in Georgia's 10th District in 2014, seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, she announced on Tuesday. Broun will be leaving his seat in the House of Representatives to run in the Republican primary for Saxby Chambliss' spot in the U.S. Senate. Sheldon, who represents Dacula and parts of northeast Gwinnett County in the state's 104th District, chairs Georgia's House Majority Caucus. Sheldon is not the only one interested in Broun's seat. Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) said he is giving a run "prayerful consideration." State Sen. Bill Cowsert, however, has announced that he won't seek the seat.
Dacula's representative in the U.S. House spoke to Clarke County GOP members on Monday night.
Tuesday, April 9
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, whose 10th District includes Dacula and who is running in the 2014 primary for the U.S. Senate, wouldn't support fellow Republican Paul Ryan's budget because its projections were too optimistic. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Broun told the Clarke County GOP this week that debt and out-of-control spending was "an enemy of our nation." Instead, he proposed a balanced budget amendment that has a formula of inflation-plus-population growth for spending increases. The story says Broun also proposes cutting both the corporate tax rate and the capital gains tax. And also eliminating the bloated U.S. Department of Education and the jobs-killing Environmental Protection Agency. You may also be interested in…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The majority of those in attendance at Rep. Paul Broun's Feb. 19 town hall meeting in Dacula indicated they want the cuts to take place.
On March 1, a series of automatic spending cuts, called the sequester, are scheduled to go into effect. At a Feb. 19 town hall meeting in Dacula, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA-10) -- whose district encompasses southern Clarke County, all of Oconee, Barrow and Walton, and part of Gwinnett including Dacula -- explained sequestration. "Sequestration is ... it's a plan Barack Obama gave us, part of the budget control act," Broun said. "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 added. With the United States national debt now …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Congressman also addressed border security, called Obamacare “a destroyer” during Feb. 19 town hall meeting in Dacula, Ga.
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. Identifying himself as an original intent constitutionalist, Broun said it was hunting rights and gun owners’ rights that launched his political activism. “It got me to study the Constitution and what our founding fathers intended for not only the Second Amendment, but for the whole of the Constitution of the United States,” he said. Broun, chairman of …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Meeting to be held at Dacula City Hall.
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Monday, February 11, 2013
Rep. Paul Broun announced Feb. 6 he would be a 2014 candidate for Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat in the US Senate and on Feb. 8, Tea Party candidate Brian Slowinski announced his candidacy for Broun's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Monday, February 11
Anyone looking for a break from elections after the exhausting run up to the 2012 presidential election is in for a disappointment. The 2014 mid-terms are already under way. As soon as Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced he wouldn't be running for re-election in 2014, the mid-term campaign began. On Feb. 6, Rep. Paul Broun announced that he would be running for Chambliss' seat in the senate in 2014, opening up his seat in the 10th Congressional District. Broun was re-elected to that seat in 2012. And on Feb. 8, Conservative Republican Activist and Tea Party candidate Brian Slowinski announced that he would be running for Broun's seat. He did it via YouTube, saying that Broun had "gotten it right" with his adherence to the United States …
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 reportedly said her husband was announcing his run for the the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss in 2014.
Thursday, January 31
A post picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Niki Broun, wife of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA-10), whose congressional district includes Dacula, 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 candidacy until sometime in the next week. Broun, who represents southern Clarke County, all of Oconee, …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The meeting will serve as an opportunity for constituents to ask questions and see what services the Congressman’s office may provide.
Monday, January 21
Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (R-GA-10), who represents Dacula, has planned Constituent Service Days throughout Georgia’s newly drawn 10th Congressional District. The meetings will take place in 13 counties and will serve as an opportunity for people to ask questions and see what services the Congressman’s office may provide. “Representing the 10th Congressional District is an honor, and I will work to provide you with the best constituent services possible,” said Congressman Broun. “My staff can advocate for veterans seeking to process their claims, students interested in military academies, seniors encountering problems with Medicare, and many other issues. Although I can’t change the decision of a federal agency or guarantee specific …