Some highlights from the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer:
Jim Whitehead, a former state senator, said his proudest moment in the Legislature was a bill he authored giving pharmacists the right to refuse to fill certain birth control prescriptions critics say are akin to abortion.
His opponent, Athens doctor Paul Broun, said if elected the Bible would be his guide.
“I think every law is based on somebody’s moral beliefs and as a Christian I believe the Bible is the standard,” Broun said. “And so everything I do is going to be applicable to what my Christian beliefs are.”
The two also touted their solid support for gun rights. When Broun question whether Whitehead even owned a gun he quickly responded that he owned three.
Whitehead and Broun bickered over illegal immigration but ultimately supported the same approach: seal the borders and enforce the laws already on the books.
The war in Iraq came up only once with Broun saying that President Bush’s troop surge needed more time to work.