Bob Barr Announces…

March 13, 2013 19:08 pm

by Mike Hassinger · 15 comments

At a private event at the Georgian Club tonight, former Republican Congressman and Libertarian Presidential nominee Bob Barr told the group he is running for Congress, in Georgia, for the 11th District. According to reports in to Peach Pundit, Barr was “unambiguous” and has already talked to Republican leadership about his seniority status should he return.

No word from the current Representative of District 11, Phil Gingrey, MD.

elfiii March 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Mercy! Give it a rest Bob!

gcp March 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Stay clear if he does any gun demonstrations.

Bridget Cantrell March 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm

So…one of you pros ‘splain it to me….

Does this mean that 1) Gingrey announces Senate sooner so that 2) Lindsey can announce CD11 sooner to start raising money? Or does it means they announce later (if at all) to do more analysis.

Cloverhurst March 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm

So the guy who denounced the GOP, ran against the Republican nominee in 2008 and sat on the board of the ACLU is going to run in the GOP Primary.

Got it

David Staples March 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

Yep, he ran against the same guy who had dinner with Obama the other night shortly before calling Rand Paul… what was it, wacko birds? So… what do you have against civil liberties?

Oh, and he’s also on the board of the NRA. The GOP could certainly do much worse.

GOPGrassroots March 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

He also told folks he was running against Tom Graves last time in GA’s 14th.

After testing the waters and discovering his support wasn’t what he thought, he dropped that effort.

Nonchalant March 13, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Well, the 2008 GOP candidate denounces Republicans all the time. What’s the big deal if Barr does to?

Mike Hassinger March 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Whatever you may think, believe or prefer, this is going to be fun.
PS: Jason Pye, white courtesy phone, please. Jason Pye, white courtesy phone.

xdog March 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm

“this is going to be fun”

Oh yeah.

polpol March 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm

this entire exercise has the potential of clearing alot of deadwood out of the political closets in both Congress and the State Senate……..nothing kills like ambition blind to reality.

NorthGeorgiaGirl March 13, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Bob Barr has been in search of a position for the past 10 years. Which Bob is running? GOP Bob? ACLU Bob? Or Libertarian Bob?

David Staples March 14, 2013 at 9:21 am

I take it one cannot be all three? (Though lower L libertarian instead of big L.)

Ron Daniels March 14, 2013 at 9:48 am

Having ran for President with a somewhat more visible campaign than other such third party candidates–the exception being Perot–Barr should get plenty of money from groups and individuals who would want him in Congress.

11 is going to be a money war. Bet on it.

Noway March 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I guess he won’t star as Frodo’s father in the next Hobbitt movie, huh?

slyram March 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm

True story. When I was a congressional staffer, folks in Rep. Buddy Darden’s office said that people from the district would call and say, “Bob Barr has a White wife.” That thing tickled us because to some people Barr’s looks a little of “color.” What difference does it make…we have a Black president who mostly hires White GOP males. …deep, in my heart I do believe…bla bla bla

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