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 …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Republican congressman addressed the committee regarding the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act
Wednesday, May 8
Republican Paul Broun testified today 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.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The award is for the 2013 Congressional Art Contest.
Saturday, April 27
Georgia Square Mall is excited to host the Award Ceremony and reception for Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10)’s Annual 2013 Congressional Art Contest. The Award Ceremony will be this Saturday, April 27th at 11am with a reception for participants to follow at 12pm. “Each year, it is my pleasure to host this competition and invite high school students from across the district to express themselves through art,” said Broun. “On Saturday, April 27th, I will hold a district reception at Georgia Square Mall, where we will recognize the artistic abilities of our young people. We will also unveil the winning entry to be on display for one year in the Capitol building.” The competition was open to high school students in Georgia’s 10th …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) said he is giving "prayerful consideration" about running.
Since U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) announced in February that he would be seeking the seat to be vacated by Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, there has been speculation about who would replace Broun. After the April monthly GOP meeting in Monroe on Monday, Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson's name has 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 discuss it with…
The Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate was speaking to Clarke County GOP members on Monday night.
Tuesday, April 9
Paul Ryan's budget isn't austere enough because the budget projections are just too rosy. So Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) couldn't vote for it. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Broun said 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. Broun, who's running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Republic Senator Saxby Chambliss, was in Athens to speak to the Clarke County Republicans. 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 …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The May 10 undergraduate ceremony will also honor Mary Frances Early, the University of Georgia's first African-American graduate.
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss will be the featured speaker for the University of Georgia's undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 10, according to a UGA news release. The spring ceremony, at Sanford Stadium, will begin at 7 p.m. and also will recognize Mary Frances Early, UGA's first African-American graduate, with an honorary doctor of laws degree. The graduate commencement ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. The featured speaker will be UGA professor Stephen Hajduk, head of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Tickets are not required for either ceremony. "Sen. Chambliss is a genuine public servant and a true statesman for our time," UGA President Michael Adams …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Republican strategist will be fundraising for Secretary of State Brian Kemp also during the May 17-18 weekend.
Who's the Big Name on the state GOP Convention? Republican strategist Karl Rove will be joining other at the Classic Center in Athens, May 17-18, according to a story in the AJC. The story says: Republican strategist Karl Rove, who has riled the GOP base with a Super PAC project aimed at helping more mainstream conservatives in primaries, will be one of the featured speakers at the state GOP convention in Athens, state party Chairman Sue Everhart confirmed this morning. “He’s a good speaker whether you agree with him or not,” Everhart said. She approached the former political aide to President George W. Bush after learning he’d be in town for a fundraiser for Secretary of State Brian Kemp that same May 17-18 weekend. Artur Davis of …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The majority of those at Rep. Paul Broun's Feb. 19 town hall meeting in Dacula indicated they want the cuts to take place.
As everyone old enough to drive a car knows, on March 1, a series of automatic spending cuts are scheduled to go into effect. This situation is the sequester. 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 county, 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 …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun vows to "stop the madness" in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, February 7
U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) 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 Buckhead. “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-control spending has become our nation’s enemy. “I’ll be the only candidate in this race whose first priority is to stop the runaway spending in Washington D.C. I’ve …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The quotable Congressman will reveal his plans next week.