GAINESVILLE, GA - Former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr endorsed Dr. Paul Broun for Georgia’s Ninth Congressional District seat Friday.
Barr represented Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. Congress from 1995 to 2003 and now practices law in Atlanta. Barr is a long-time conservative activist and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Rifle Association. He previously ran for president as the Libertarian Party nominee in 2008.
“I am proud to endorse Dr. Paul Broun as he volunteers to return to the U.S. Congress,” Barr said. “All Republicans say the same thing these days but Paul is a proven conservative champion who will protect our most cherished liberties and help restore constitutional governance. President Donald Trump needs reliable conservatives on Capitol Hill to help him put ‘America First.’ There is no one better to fulfill that mission than Dr. Broun.”
Broun seeks to replace Congressman Doug Collins who is foregoing another term to run for the U.S. Senate. Broun previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2015, representing Georgia’s Tenth Congressional District, including 11 of the 20 counties that now comprise the Ninth District. Broun’s record in Congress impressed Barr.
“On gun rights, right to life, cutting spending, making government overall more limited and local, Paul Broun always did the right thing, even against overwhelming opposition within his own party,” Barr said. “Paul put forward bold legislation to abolish the federal income tax, the IRS, the Department of Education, and even the Federal Reserve system and left DC more of an outsider than when he was first elected.”
Broun graciously accepted Barr’s backing and added, “Bob Barr has been a champion for liberty and conservative principles for many years. Bob knows the Constitution well and how far Washington, D.C. has strayed from it, and I’m honored to earn his endorsement.”
A Marine veteran and family physician known for his house call practice, Broun deployed to Afghanistan as a Naval Reserve medical officer to treat ill and injured soldiers and Marines while a congressman in 2012.
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