Former U.S. Representative Paul Broun is eyeing Congressman Jody Hice’s District 10 seat. Broun, who once held the seat for eight years from 2007 to 2015, officially announced his intention to run for the seat again last week. Broun lost the seat to Hice, but is hoping to represent Georgia’s Congressional 10th District once again. Hice will vacate the seat at the end of his term in 2022 to run for Georgia Secretary of State
Broun, a Republican who describes himself as “a strong constitutional conservative,” is the first candidate to officially announce a run for the congressional seat.
“With one-party rule in Washington, we need a proven fighter for liberty and freedom to restore constitutional restraints on the federal government,” said Broun’s campaign announcement. “I’m a Marine veteran and family physician who understands basic economics, that something cannot come from nothing. That’s Washington’s worst nightmare.”
Broun, born and raised in Athens, Ga., is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia. He is a former member of the Foundation Board of St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Broun has pledged to make fiscal responsibility the cornerstone of his agenda should he be elected back into office.
“When I left Washington in 2015, it was bad. It is much worse today,” said Broun in his campaign announcement. “Spending has been spiraling out of control, and Republicans are just as guilty as Democrats. There’s only a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties. Spending on such an unprecedented scale will cause hyperinflation and eventually the financial collapse of America.”
According to Broun’s website, if elected, he promises to evaluate every piece of legislation by a four-question test: “Is it Constitutional and a proper function of government? Is it morally right? Is it something we need? Can we afford it?”
“The Biden-Harris Administration wants an endless emergency to justify more lockdowns, open borders, nationalized elections with no voter identification, unconstitutional gun controls, critical race theory in our schools, and massive tax hikes,” said Broun in his announcement statement.
Broun made a bid for Georgia’s 9th Congressional District in 2016 and 2020, but lost the Republican primary to Representative Doug Collins.
Broun ran in 2014 for U.S. Senate to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Broun was defeated in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.
To learn more about where Broun stands on the issues, visit his website at: www.paulbroun.com.