Athens physician Paul Broun, Jr., son of the former state senator from Athens of the same name, will be joining the scramble to fill the 10th CD seat left open by the late Charlie Norwood last week.
Though not a big name outside (or, arguably, even within) the Athens-Oconee area, Broun, a self-described constitutional strict-constructionist who had been planning to run upon Norwood’s retirement for quite some time, has been rumored to have a list of endorsers lined up, and upwards of half a million dollars already pledged to his campaign.
Out of respect for the late Charlie Norwood, Broun, a Republican, planned to wait until after the Governor’s election announcement to announce his candidacy.
Update: He is apparently making the formal anouncement of his candidacy at this week’s UGA College Republican meeting. Rumor has it they’re also providing pizza. No word on whether or not there’ll be kegs or interns present. 😉