I had forgotten that the GOP establishment is still pissed off by Paul Broun’s election and has decided to go after him with Barry Fleming.
Let me be clear and up front: I’ll play this race straight, but I stand behind Paul Broun 100% and I have every intention of putting RedState fully behind him.
Nonetheless, Barry Fleming is out attacking Broun for spend taxpayer dollars on constituent contact. From a campaign press release:
Roll Call Newspaper, a well respected Capitol Hill publication, recently printed the article, “Freshman Broun Facing Hard Georgia Contest,” by John McArdle. In this article, a spokesman for Paul Broun outlined the strength of his voter contact efforts. Broun directed his staff to spend more than $35,000 on 160,000 pieces of mail and countless intrusive robo-calls at the taxpayers’ expense according to congressional records.
It’s disappointing that a purist like Broun would do that, but let’s admit it is smart, legal politics, and Fleming is in a very weakened position being a part of the Army of Glenn in the Georgia House of Representatives.