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Paul Broun Wants to Be a Senator (Again)

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Remember Paul Broun Jr., Athens’ former congressman who regularly made late-night talk show fodder with proclamations like “evolution is a lie straight from the pit of Hell”?

Well, Broun is back. He’s been laying low after a failed U.S. Senate run in 2014, but now he wants Gov. Brian Kemp to appoint him to the seat Sen. Johnny Isakson is leaving at the end of the year.

From the AJC:

Others raced to declare themselves in the mix. Former Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, a staunch conservative who lost a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2014, said he would soon send in his application.

“What I offer the people of Georgia is somebody who has worked very hard to stop out-of-control government, to send powers back to the states and the people and leave money in people’s pockets,” said Broun, who is highly unlikely to get the appointment.


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, who represents a sliver of North Athens, has also expressed interest. Other rumored candidates include Kemp’s brother in law, state Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens).