Mac Collins says he won’t run against Paul Broun

COLUMBUS, Ga. — In the midst of all the speeches at the state GOP convention this afternoon, former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins wandered past the press table – and ended rumors of a primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, in the 10th District.

Collins said he had been contemplating a return to Congress until about 10 days ago, when he decided he rather liked the extra time he’s had with his family. But Collins said he won’t endorse Broun.

Broun didn’t come to the convention, but sent greetings via video. Another challenger, Stephen Simpson, a former Air Force lieutenant colonel from Milledgeville, was working the crowd Friday – but I haven’t seen him today.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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9 comments Add your comment

Dr. H.

May 19th, 2012
4:20 pm

Slow news day?

Democratic Plantation Dweller

May 19th, 2012
5:03 pm

We need to keep Obama in the Whitehouse…otherwise, I may need to get a job.


May 19th, 2012
9:25 pm

Broun didn’t come to the convention?

Is this a case of better to let people keep their doubts abut you rather than speak up and remove any doubt?


May 19th, 2012
11:49 pm

Anyone would be better than Broun, he’s an embarrassment for Georgia every time he opens his mouth.


May 19th, 2012
11:56 pm

Anyone but Broun. Hiding out I see. Have you notice all the foot in the mouth Republicans are keeping a low profile hoping you will forget the blunders they have made come election time. DON’T FORGET, remember all their names, Paul Broun is just one of the many that need to be fired. Do your research, go back and see how they voted. It’s not pretty what they and their cohorts have done to this Country.

Edward Ruffin

May 20th, 2012
7:13 am

Broun is the true Conservative in this race. Simpson would be a statist Republican because he would not be willing to go back and look at overturning bad laws.


May 20th, 2012
8:13 am

Sad news indeed.

‘This will likely mean the ‘Dimmest Bulb in Congress’ will still hold down the 10th District.


May 20th, 2012
9:03 am

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GodHatesTrash, Superstar

May 20th, 2012
3:40 pm

As long as we are on the subject of poor lighting, what’s Lynn Westmoreland been up to?