According to The Augusta Chronicle, in his second election in little more than a year, Paul Broun easily fended off state Rep. Barry Fleming during yesterday’s primary in Georgia, district 10. Broun was endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus.
During his grassroots campaign, Dr. Broun said he believed early on in the race he could win with big numbers. In his home county, Broun’s opponent, former State Rep. Barry Fleming, R-Harlem, failed to edge out Dr. Broun, R-Watkinsville, who won 58 percent of the more than 13,000 Republican ballots cast.
At last count, Mr. Fleming lost in each county of the 21-county district. Overall, Dr. Broun won nearly 43,000 to about 18,000 of the Republican vote in the 10th District, with most precincts reporting. “I think I had the message for the times,” Dr. Broun said. “We have to make some changes in Washington. We cannot continue to leverage our grandchildren’s future.”
In his previous run, Dr. Broun defeated Columbia County resident and former state Sen. Jim Whitehead in a July 2007 runoff election, decided by fewer than 400 votes, to replace the late Charlie Norwood. Broun will face a Democrat in November, but is now in the “safe” category.
Paul Broun is committed to protecting constitutional rights. He applies a four-way test before voting on legislation, including:
1) Is it Moral / Right?
2) Is it Constitutional?
3) Is it Necessary?
4) Is it Affordable?
Congratulations to Paul Broun and the voters in his district.