Broun Defends District Mailings

From the Athens Banner-Herald:

A recent series of legislative updates mailed to Northeast Georgia residents are simply a routine way to keep constituents informed and are not politically motivated, says U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens. Broun has sent nine letters and other mail pieces, including full-color fliers, to households in the 10th Congressional District, six of them over the past two months. They outlined his views on immigration, taxes and other issues, annoying some residents and drawing attacks from an opponent.

11 comments

  1. bowersville says:

    Blake’s article goes on to report:

    “The Commission of Congressional Mailing Standards, a bipartisan panel of six congressmen…vets the mail before it’s sent.”

    “Broun’s mailings skirt the line, according [to] his Republican opponent, State Rep. Barry Fleming.”

    “Fleming might also send franked mail to keep constituents informed but would hew more closely to the rules, campaign manager Cam Kirbo said.”

  2. Goldwater Conservative says:

    The line that is drawn on how politically motivated these mailings can be is about as distinct and ridiculous as the lines that can not be crossed by 527 groups in regards to their support for/against a particular candidate.

    If these mailings are intended to inform constituents…why aren’t all of the voters in the 10th getting them? Why are other GA GOP congressmen paying mailing firms for consulting fees and not buying literature from the firms?

    These men are dispicable.

  3. wmo says:

    If these mailings are intended to inform constituents…why aren’t all of the voters in the 10th getting them?
    I’m getting them, and I am a member of the Clarke County Democratic committee. And always vote in democratic primaries.

  4. wmo says:

    If these mailings are intended to inform constituents…why aren’t all of the voters in the 10th getting them?
    I’m getting them, and I am a member of the Clarke County Democratic committee. And I always vote in democratic primaries.

  5. moocher says:

    It is a bit hypocritical for someone who considers himself such a strict constitutionalist to be milking the franking privileges.

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