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Unlikely Candidate Has Big Hopes For Georgia Senate Seat

At a 90-minute Senate forum, candidate Paul Broun expressed his confidence that he could win what has thus far been a wild election.

Paul Broun, one of the most staunchly conservative candidates in Georgia's Senate election, is confident he can pull through despite struggles in polling and money.
Paul Broun, one of the most staunchly conservative candidates in Georgia's Senate election, is confident he can pull through despite struggles in polling and money.
Rep. Paul Broun sat calmly and cooly at a 90-minute Senate forum Tuesday, giving no indication that his campaign was hurting far more than it is.

He spoke firmly on prohibiting amnesty in immigration reform, support of the Second Amendment and his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act in an effort to sway voters into granting him a hotly contested Senate seat.

The 68-year-old is far behind former Dollar General CEO David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston in polling and the most important ingredient of all: money. Yet he maintained that he could win both the runoff and general election.

“They don’t want me there, because I want to take the power away from them,” said Broun of his fellow conservative candidates who have criticized his campaign. “I want to send the power back to ‘we the people.’ Establishment Republicans like a big government.”

Broun told At The Races that he was confident that he could pull through and win what has been described as an unpredictable election. After the forum, which the two highest-ranked candidates did not attend, however, he asked his constituency for support to keep the campaign alive.

“I’m going to need your help talking to people … because I don’t have the money that Kingston and Perdue have,” Broun said to a supporter. “We need to develop an army of ‘we the people’ to make sure that people come to the polls.”
jMichael April 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Jonathan Maguire: A man of principle does not pimp his Messiah for political gain; nor does he betray The Promise of Philadelphia for an ancient scroll.
TheSkalawag April 17, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Jonathan Maguire I think you know exactly what jMichael and Kathy are saying. --- You are just using the right-wing ploy of feigning to not understand so that you can appear as though you are trying to being reasonable. I believe you know full well what Rep. Broun's position on the issues are. --- There is no need to " figure out what he stands for" he has made that abundantly clear. --- Determining whether or not "he is a man of principle" depends on whether or not one agrees with HIS fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for HIS system of belief or behavior. And since you are apparently coming to his defense it would seem that YOU do.

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