RLC Endorses Dr. Paul Broun for U.S. Senate in Georgia

ATHENS, GA - The Republican Liberty Caucus is pleased to announce the endorsement of Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia for US Senate. Broun has served the people of Georgia's 10th Congressional District since defeating establishment candidate Jim Whitehead in a 2007 special election.

“Dr. Broun was called the ‘accidental Congressman’ after being elected to Congress, but then he shocked the political class again the following year by defeating the Georgia State House Majority Leader in a primary challenge,” RLC-GA Chairman Ben Johnson said. “Paul Broun was easily re-elected because of his limited government, pro-liberty philosophy, and his wins are proof-positive that the Liberty Movement was not just a flash in the pan, but a sustainable grass-roots antidote to big-government Republicanism.”

Congressmen Broun has been staunchly defending liberty for the seven years he’s been in Congress. “While Congressman Broun's primary opponents try to position themselves as outsiders in the Georgia Senate race, Paul Broun is the real deal,” said RLC Chairman Matt Nye. “Broun hasn’t let Congress change him, but rather, he has helped change Congress.”

Congressman Broun has been a tireless defender of the Tenth Amendment which reserves all but the enumerated powers to the States and to the people.  Broun also understands the purpose of the Second Amendment is to prevent tyranny, and that the Second amendment guarantees law abiding citizens the right to own, carry, and use firearms in a manner which does not infringe on the rights of others. Broun opposes military intervention when Congress has not declared war. Broun also believes the drug war has been a total failure and should be a State's issue at best.

Dr. Broun’s career as a physician gives him unique insight into our country’s troubled health care system.

“Dr. Broun has opposed Obamacare and authored the only truly free market healthcare reform alternative offered in Congress: the Patient Option Act, HR 2900,” said RLC-GA Chairman Ben Johnson. “He knows another bloated government bureaucracy will be costly and ineffective and do nothing to improve access or delivery of healthcare to the American people.”

“Representative Broun has never voted to raise taxes, nor has he ever voted for a bailout or ‘stimulus’ package,” Nye said. “He authored the strongest Balanced Budget Amendment, and he became the lead sponsor of Audit the Fed after Ron Paul's retirement from Congress. Broun also favors a consumption based tax which would eliminate the IRS.”

Congressman Paul Broun is a veteran, having served in the US Navy as a medical officer.  He makes his home in Athens, Georgia with his wife Niki.  He has two grown daughters, a son and two grandchildren.