Paul Broun says he’ll stay in the 10th District

Daniel Malloy, the AJC’s new guy in Washington, sends word that U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, has decided not to upset the apple cart – and will run for re-election next year in the 10th District that the Legislature is about to give him.

A dramatically changed district – pinched by the Republican effort to oust Democratic incumbent John Barrow of Savannah, and a new Gainesville-based 9th District in Georgia’s northeast corner – had prompted speculation that Broun might decide to run in that new district. An ambiguous statement from the congressman’s office didn’t help.

At the Capitol, Republicans had been on pins and needles. Gov. Nathan Deal is already thought to be quietly backing state Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, as Georgia’s next new congressman. (A spokesman denies that the governor has a horse in this race — and maintains that Deal has vowed to stay out of the festivities.)

Here’s Broun’s statement:

“I knew that Georgia’s dramatic population growth would require the General Assembly to create an additional congressional district and that the boundaries of the 10th District would change.

“While I very much regret losing some areas the district, I am pleased to see that it will retain a portion of the CSRA, the University of Georgia, the Lake Oconee region, and other vibrant communities that I have been privileged to serve.

“I am enthusiastic about meeting the people and officials of the new communities that the General Assembly included in our newly drawn district.”

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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50 comments Add your comment

Romegaguy

August 31st, 2011
2:55 pm

Has he been sworn in yet?

honested

August 31st, 2011
2:57 pm

It’s your chance 10th.

You deserve better than the ‘Dimmest Bulb in Congress’.

BRW

August 31st, 2011
2:57 pm

Sworn AT is more like it…..

Broun is an embarassment

August 31st, 2011
3:02 pm

Would someone please run against this guy in the primary and get someone serious in Washington?

Marlboro Man

August 31st, 2011
3:10 pm

This cat is a nut job.

georgiadawg70

August 31st, 2011
3:12 pm

honestead,

All of you Marxist thinks everyone else but you are dumb. Paul Broun was a well respected Doctor in his previous life. What are your accomplishments?

BRW

August 31st, 2011
3:23 pm

He needs to go back into the medical practice if he was “respected” there. He’s getting no respect for his “present” life.

Centrist

August 31st, 2011
3:41 pm

I know little about him since I am not in his district, but getting no respect on this liberal blog is a feather in the cap for most Georgia voters. He obviously got enough respect from old district voters to elect him. None of these bloggers begging for opposition will run against him, and they probably represent way too few to defeat him at the polls.

The AJC, college campuses, and inner cities are the last leftist bastions in Georgia.

honested

August 31st, 2011
3:48 pm

g. dawg,

Quick tell me, what local hospitals still allow dr. broun to practice?

Michael

August 31st, 2011
4:16 pm

Evidently fools like Michelle Bachmann get RE-ELECTED. Once re-elected, warts and all, I have to defer to the will of the people. Same thing goes for the haters or Nancy Pelosi whose been re-elected countless times. This means you have problems with the constituents, not necessarily the candidate.

Frederick Douglass

August 31st, 2011
4:19 pm

georgiadawg70

Broun was so respected as a doctor, that he lost his license to practice for a while in 2005. He can supposedly only make house calls now, like the one he made to the old timer that advocated shooting the president.

Young Lady

August 31st, 2011
4:21 pm

Paul Broun was a well respected Doctor in his previous life.

Previous life? Does this mean we’re electing zombies to Congress now? Might explain a lot about politics lately!

td

August 31st, 2011
4:25 pm

georgiadawg70

August 31st, 2011
3:12 pm

Do not worry about honested or FD. I have already proved to them that Democratic voters are much less educated and dumber on average than Republican voters in this state. Just go and look at the average SAT scores in Republican congressional districts vs. Democratic congressional districts. They just can not accept the truth and believe their philosophy is enlightening and is superior then the conservative philosophy.

LMAO

August 31st, 2011
4:30 pm

@td my son while in the sixth grade several years ago proved RED States are not as smart as BLUE States based on the Smartest State Survey taken each year. LMAO!!!!

honested

August 31st, 2011
4:31 pm

td,

Judging by your broad range of bilious nonsense, I’m sure all of my educational accomplishments would make you cry.

I suggest anyone who wishes to get a better idea of the pitiful representation the 10th District has in Congress, drop by dr. broun’s D.C. office. You will leave terrified.

td

August 31st, 2011
4:43 pm

LMAO

August 31st, 2011
4:30 pm

Go to the state BOE website and compare the average SAT score for red districts in GA and compare them to Blue districts in other states and I will bet you the GA. red districts can compete with any of them.

double

August 31st, 2011
4:46 pm

TD you are one of the smartest.Re Read your statement.You have to be a democrat.

td

August 31st, 2011
4:46 pm

honested

August 31st, 2011
4:31 pm
td,

Judging by your broad range of bilious nonsense, I’m sure all of my educational accomplishments would make you cry.

I see you have a reading comprehension problem. If you read my post you would have noticed I did not mention you individually. I am just comparing averages. Numbers do not lie my friend. Dems on average are less smart and less educated the Republicans on average.

honested

August 31st, 2011
4:48 pm

td,

So now that the highest achieving Public High School in the State has been ripped from the 4th District to be squeezed into the 6th, will that make it a ‘red district high school’. Did they teach logic where you went to school or were you just encouraged to use your creativity to invent the reality necessary to coordinate with your mood?

LMAO

August 31st, 2011
4:49 pm

@td taking it further….Using the 2010 US Senatorial map as a guide to the smartest states according to the latest Kaufman Foundation research – Democratic 6, Republican 0 and Split 4 (Conn and Vermont – Ind).

Talk about lacking intelligence.

Source: Kaufman Foundation list the smartest 10 states in order MA, MD, CO, CT, VT, NH, VA, MN, WA and NJ

td

August 31st, 2011
4:53 pm

LMAO

August 31st, 2011
4:49 pm

Again take only the scores of the Republican controlled districts and their averages will compete with the top 10 states.

LMAO

August 31st, 2011
4:56 pm

@td are you willing to take your finding a little further? I’m willing to bet more illegal drugs are being done in these RED districts as well. You see years ago Collin Seidor (sp) with WXIA proved that the well to do students in your RED districts were smart but were more than likely big drug users. Meanwhile, the BLUE district students weren’t as smart but did little if any drugs. The piece was called “Drugs – America in Black and White”. For whatever reason it came on the air once and was never seen again.
Using your logic you’ll probably say the drugs make your RED districts smarter. LMAO!!!!!!

honested

August 31st, 2011
4:57 pm

Lest we forget the topic, pay careful attention to Congressman broun, as he is a confused and dangerous little man.

LMAO

August 31st, 2011
4:58 pm

If these RED districts were as bright as you proclaim then Georgia WOULDN’T BE AT THE

LMAO

August 31st, 2011
4:58 pm

BOTTOM IN EDUCATION!!!! lmao!!!!

td

August 31st, 2011
4:59 pm

honested

August 31st, 2011
4:48 pm
td,

So now that the highest achieving Public High School in the State has been ripped from the 4th District to be squeezed into the 6th, will that make it a ‘red district high school’. Did they teach logic where you went to school or were you just encouraged to use your creativity to invent the reality necessary to coordinate with your mood?

First, what are the voting patterns of the parents in that HS? If I was a betting man then I would project between 60 to 70% Republican to Democratic ratio just like the rest of the 6th district is. Second, my original analysis was done in the old districts so the moving of this school was irrelevant to the central statement. Third, since you are so smart, you know that taking out a 100 scores from a sample of 10,000 would not change the outcomes significantly.

Frederick Douglass

August 31st, 2011
5:20 pm

td

I’ve worked with scads of republicans over the years, some of the least educated people I’ve had the dishonor of being affiliated with, all sizzle, and no steak.

honested

August 31st, 2011
5:28 pm

td,

Jeez you are nothing more than a broken record.
The school has (with the sad exceptions of pat swindall and a brief experiment with john linder) been solidly Democratic. The State House District is (and with the sad exception after the House turnover for a couple of terms) been Solid Democratic.
Inclusion into the 6th District allows the area to at least put some much needed fear into the current 6th District representative and with luck send him back to mal-practice within two terms.

honested

August 31st, 2011
5:29 pm

And ‘taking 100 scores’?
Could you rephrase that in English please?

Red

August 31st, 2011
5:29 pm

It’s sort of like islands flipping over when too many military personnel are placed on them. I’m sure if we compared the quotes of many in Congress the Left would have a far greater share of complete idiots. Of course the trend lately is that “everyone is racist”.

Oh and before I forget…the “smartest President ever” is still looking for those extra US states. Apparently we acquired 51 through 58 when no one was looking.

honested

August 31st, 2011
5:31 pm

red points out the well known dictum ‘Republicons lack anything resembling a sense of humor or the ability to absorb a joke’.

No Longer Republican

August 31st, 2011
5:32 pm

Folks you cannot expect TD to recognize facts, he is too brainwashed by the morons on the radio and TV. He doesn’t look for facts himself, he just listens to the talking heads that are destroying this country.

As far as Broun goes, he is a super scary nut job. And my congressman Graves is right there with him. I was hoping to get drawn out of Graves district but no such luck.

td

August 31st, 2011
5:36 pm

No Longer Republican

August 31st, 2011
5:32 pm
Folks you cannot expect TD to recognize facts, he is too brainwashed by the morons on the radio and TV. He doesn’t look for facts himself, he just listens to the talking heads that are destroying this country.

Show me some facts brother. You talk big but show me where I am wrong. Where is your numbers?

honested

August 31st, 2011
5:37 pm

No longer…..

No problem, just do like td and make them up.
If you are proven wrong, make up some more.

Frederick Douglass

August 31st, 2011
5:48 pm

Red

When considering stupidity, I present into evidence, Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann…….nuff said.

td

August 31st, 2011
5:52 pm

Frederick Douglass

August 31st, 2011
5:48 pm
Red

When considering stupidity, I present into evidence, Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann…….nuff said

Versus Hank Johnson or Nancy Pelosi?

td

August 31st, 2011
5:59 pm

honested

August 31st, 2011
5:37 pm
No longer…..

No problem, just do like td and make them up.
If you are proven wrong, make up some more

http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/DMGetDocument.aspx/Class%20of%202010%20SAT%20by%20School-District%209-13-10.pdf?p=6CC6799F8C1371F679F356128768AA88368880B0620F383CC5E733906352FF6E&Type=D

Just go take a look. If you can not figure out the schools in Republican Vs. Democratic majority schools then let me know and I will help. Just a quick gander says Republican majority schools score on average 200 to 400 points higher than Democratic majority schools. Like I said numbers do not lie.

honested

August 31st, 2011
6:14 pm

td,

Then it is obvious you should take a bit more than a ‘quick gander’ to prop up your specious contention.

‘Figures may not lie but liars do figure’.
Engels

td

August 31st, 2011
6:19 pm

honested

August 31st, 2011
6:14 pm
td,

Then it is obvious you should take a bit more than a ‘quick gander’ to prop up your specious contention.

‘Figures may not lie but liars do figure’.
Engels

Well show me where I am wrong? You can not so all you do is try to make negative comments and generalities. You can not handle the truth no can you. Typical socialist.

honested

August 31st, 2011
6:34 pm

td,

To show the fault in your ‘logic’ I went back and took a quick look at three schools I am deeply familiar with and compared:
Dunwoody (blindly republican) – 1497
Lakeside (staunch Democrat) -1602
Chamblee(heavily Democrat) -1628

Two of the three highest scores in Democrat House Districts, Democrat Congressional Districts.
What did I prove, nothing more than you did.
Please don’t waste my time, I am very busy.

jconservative

August 31st, 2011
6:42 pm

When you eliminate all the hype, eliminate all the spin, Broun is a big government liberal. He has a long list of things to be fixed; and he wants the government to do the fixin’. That spells liberal.

I am a conservative, He is not for me.

And I just got moved into the 10th District.

So I guess I write in Donald Duck. Or maybe The Phantom!

honested

August 31st, 2011
7:09 pm

jcon,

One of my grandfathers was conservative (in the way that meant no-debt, live within your means, be known for your humility, pay your taxes kinda way) and I can’t vouch for broun’s cred, but it ain’t like my grandpa was.
But I can tell you, liberal is not where he comes down by a long shot.
In my discussions with him, dangerous ignoramus would be what comes to mind.
Just sayin.

Serious Robuck

August 31st, 2011
8:36 pm

td, where is YOUR numbers? Where is YOUR numbers? You are NOT the right person to argue with intelligent people, mon frer.

td

August 31st, 2011
10:17 pm

Just for you Serious Robuck and honested this is just for the two of you:

TOTAL VERBAL MATH WRITING COUNTY/CITY SYSTEMS
1551 518 528 505 FAYETTE COUNTY – Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Tyrone
1363 452 443 448 DECATUR
1593 527 538 528 FULTON COUNTY – College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Alpharetta, Roswell
1523 510 514 499 COBB COUNTY – Kennesaw, Smyrna, Vinings, Powder Springs
1521 504 522 495 GWINNETT COUNTY – Norcross, Dacula, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Duluth, Snellville
1575 525 537 513 CHEROKEE COUNTY – Canton, Nelson, Holly Springs
1550 519 525 506 FORSYTH COUNTY – Cumming
1481 497 498 486 BUFORD
1460 489 500 471 MARIETTA
1268 428 422 418 CLAYTON COUNTY – Jonesboro, Morrow, Riverdale
1515 515 508 492 COWETA COUNTY – Newnan, Sharpsburg
1408 475 469 464 HENRY COUNTY – McDonough, Stockbridge, Hampton
1338 451 443 444 DEKALB COUNTY – Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Stone Mountain, Tucker
1300 436 424 440 ATLANTA

honested

August 31st, 2011
11:43 pm

td

Grow up.

Your ‘facts’ are wrong (I also looked at Buford and they were behind most of BLUE Dekalb).

You can make up whatever nonsense you want to, the report DOES NOT support it.

It mus be hard to be stuck in a wrong-wing nuts mind.

td

September 1st, 2011
7:18 am

honested

August 31st, 2011
11:43 pm

My numbers were sourced right to the BOE website. You are just pissed that they prove Democratic voters on average dumber than Republican voters.

td

September 1st, 2011
7:46 am

honested

August 31st, 2011
11:43 pm
td

Grow up.

Your ‘facts’ are wrong (I also looked at Buford and they were behind most of BLUE Dekalb).

How do you define most? I will grow up when you face reality. 3 out of 14 and I do not think I would consider Dunwoody very blue.

Buford- 1496

Avondale- 1147
Chamblee- 1628
Clarkston- 1205
Columbia- 1204
Cross Keys: 1296
Dekalb school of arts: 1526
Dunwoody: 1497
Elizabeth Andrews: 1210
McNair: 1173
Miller Grove- 1233
Stephenson- 1261
Stone Mnt- 1198
Towers- 1134
Tucker- 1349

Chatham Cheetah

September 1st, 2011
12:30 pm

Spoke with a friend with investment interests in some sunbelt states and he said that Georgia is off their radar and it’s principally due to what he referred to as the “kook factor” in Georgia politics and the head kook is Paul Broun. The Republican/Tea Party is as turn-back-the-clock conservative as the Taliban in Afghanistan and as long as Georgians vote for those backward interests the state will languish in world perceptions along with other poor, under-educated, deeply prejudiced, unhealthy, and unskilled states. We can do better than this and should be ashamed because we don’t.

Bobby Anthony

September 1st, 2011
4:45 pm

I will vote against Broun one more time.

Z

September 2nd, 2011
1:15 am

Paul Broun is just one of the Tea Party Fruitcakes that needs to be shone the exit door come election time. Every single Tea Party congressman in this state needs to be shone the door. These Georgia Republican Tea Party Politicians don’t have a lick of common sense, and they have plenty of company from the other mostly Southern States as well. Paul Broun is just one of the worst of the worst of the Republican Tea Party Politicians. Paul Broun’s removal come election time 2012 will be a huge plus for Georgia on the National front as well as the State.