RLC Endorses Broun in U.S. Senate GOP Primary

March 26, 2014 18:32 pm

by Tim Darnell · 6 comments

The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) endorsed U.S. Rep. Paul Broun in Georgia’s upcoming GOP Senate primary.

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun has been endorsed by the RLC.

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun has been endorsed by the RLC.

The announcement came late Wednesday afternoon.

“Broun was called the ‘accidental Congressman’ after being elected to Congress, but then he shocked the political class again the following year by defeating the Georgia State House Majority Leader in a primary challenge,” said the RLC’s Georgia chairman, Ben Johnson. “Broun was easily re-elected because of his limited government, pro-liberty philosophy, and his wins are proof-positive that the Liberty Movement was not just a flash in the pan, but a sustainable grass-roots antidote to big-government Republicanism.”

“While his primary opponents try to position themselves as outsiders in the Georgia Senate race, Broun is the real deal,” said RLC Chairman Matt Nye.

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F. Underwood March 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

Some of these groups that endorse this guy are putting their credibility at risk.

Doug Deal March 27, 2014 at 10:21 am

You have to have something before you can expose it to risk.

Lea Thrace March 27, 2014 at 10:25 am
NorthGAGOP March 27, 2014 at 11:59 am
northside101 March 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

The RLC could at least get their facts right…Broun did not defeat the majority LEADER of the State House (Jerry Keen), but rather the majority WHIP (Barry Fleming). As for Broun being easily re-elected, well. congressional incumbents usually win, don’t they? For sure, no Democrat was going to win the 10th District when Broun first won that seat, and post-2011 redistricting, no Democrat was or is going to win the seat either (Romney got 62 percent in the current CD 10 two years ago). And, uh, how exactly is Paul Broun an “outsider” after 7 years in Congress?

Nathan March 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm

“And, uh, how exactly is Paul Broun an “outsider” after 7 years in Congress?’

Maybe no one sits with him in the cafeteria during lunch.