Skip to comments.Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr to run for Congress
Posted on 03/31/2013 11:23:45 AM PDT by Impy
Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr, an outspoken conservative who lost his seat more than a decade ago, thinks the time is right for a new run at political office. He announced a campaign for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Phil Gingrey, whos running for Senate.
Roll Call reports that Mr. Barr has already established a campaign team and has reached out to Capitol Hill politicians including House leadership for support.
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He was the author of DOMA but now he stands for repealing it. At least that's the last I heard, this guy flip flops more than John Kerry at the beach.
With Phil Gingrey in the Senate race, Barr is looking to return to the House.
And the race is on.......
Among the other potential candidates, state House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey is expected to join the race in a couple of weeks. He sent a note to supporters Wednesday updating them on his plans.
Barr has hired Jeff Breedlove, who has worked with Barr for more than 20 years, as campaign manager. He also hired media strategist Fred Davis, pollster Kellyanne Conway and a three-person finance team to handle local, direct mail and online fundraising.
Just another GOPe turd jumping back in the punchbowl. Why can’t we succeed in getting some new people into these open offices? The “musical chairs” needs to stop.
This guy is a loser from the Lindsay Graham school of accommodation. Outspoken conservative my eye.
Bob used to be my Congressman in District 7 and he was great for awhile but then he got a little too loony for most of us so we voted him out and elected John Linder.
Personally I think Phil Gingrey is making a mistake giving up that seat as I am not about to vote for him for Saxby’s senate seat. Paul Broun is running and he is the most conservative. Don’t believe all the smear that is coming on him for his religious beliefs. He will stand with Rand, Cruz, Lee etc.
Now, Boob Barf is dead to me since he spent the 2008 campaign renouncing everything decent he had done in Congress in order to get the Libertarian nomination. He spent his time on the campaign trail AND after the election trashing Sarah Palin, cozying up to Al Gore's global warming scam (which wasn't even "libertarian", let alone conservative!), denouncing the DOMA law he helped enact, defending Blago, applauding Obama's pledge to close Gitmo and so on.
I could care less if he wants to come crawling back to the GOP now and say "oops" for all the damage he did. The genie is already out of the bottle.
Hope you had fun bashing the people who gave you a political career and selling your soul to the ones who worked to remove you from Congress. We'll be sure to return the favor. Screw you, Bob.
He must be primaried. He's a sly-boots who's been politically dead....and who must not be allowed to return to life.
Who we need to run in Georgia is...Neal Boortz.
If Boortz ran, the National Right to Life would go to DEF CON 1 on him and throw all their resources into sinking his campaign.
Linder was already there serving with him, Linder’s old district number was the 11th (and before 1996 it was the 4th when he swapped numbers with Cynthia McKinney for some reason), redistricting in 2002 controlled by the rats put Barr’s home into Linder’s district and made most of Barr’s district into a less Republican seat they expected to win. Barr chose to run against Linder in the new safe Republican 7th rather than in the new competitive 11th (which was mostly Barr’s old 7th) I think I have that right.
Barr lost to Linder in the primary while Gingery went on to hold the 11th for the GOP, Barr likely could have held it himself if the had run there.
Ironically libertarian Neal Boortz backed Linder over pre-libertrian Barr. He really hated Barr cause of the drug war and backed Linder’s fairtax proposal.
Don't vote for him.
I agree with you.
Also I don’t live in Georgia.
As in, no we won’t be fooled by this fraud who is to the left and north of Ron Paul on issues.
Sorry Bob. Go back to the Libertarian Party.
I can’t even imagine why this loser would even think of running—or who his supporters would be right now.
Barr delivered 16 Electoral Votes to Zero in 2008 (Indiana & North Carolina). His trying to sneak back into Congress is something that needs to be stopped.
You meant to say 26 EVs (15 from NC and 11 from IN). Actually, I’m not sure McCain/Palin would have carried IN even had Barr not run as a Libertarian, but it really doesn’t matter to me, since it ‘s the thought that counts.
26, yes. My math skills are atrocious this evening.
He is a lawyer, it is what they do best, argue both sides of the issue and agree with the side that pays the most.
This is from Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt. But if this is the worst liberals have to say about him, sounds like Broun is a pretty good guy, and probably represents the majority view of his constituents in a state like Georgia.
From Wikipedia: “Even without an opponent, Broun’s reelection came with controversy. A leaked video of a speech given at Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman's Banquet on September 27, shows Broun telling supporters that, All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. In addition, Broun also believes that the world is less than 9000 years old and was created in six literal days. In response to these remarks, coupled with Broun being on the House Science Committee, libertarian radio talk show host Neil Boortz spearheaded a campaign to run the English naturalist and evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin against Broun, with the intention of drawing attention to these comments from the scientific community and having Broun removed from his post on the House Science Committee.”
I don't have any problem with a conservative Roman Catholic district electing a traditional Catholic, with a conservative Jewish district electing an Orthodox Jew, with a conservative Mormon district electing a temple-recommend Mormon, or a conservative Baptist district electing a conservative Baptist. Now why would a liberal have a problem with democracy and the right of religious minorities to elect someone who reflects their views?
Oh, that's right... the only religious minorities that liberals like are those which are anti-Christian.
I wish I knew why. He's totally unreliable.
Maybe because Narrs an NRA board member and staunch defender of the Second Amendment. He’s been doing a lot of work recently to torpedo the UN’s anti-gun treaty.
About the ONLY thing Congressman Bob Barr c. 1998 and Libertarian Presidential candidate Bob Barr c. 2008 had in common was both of them were pro-2nd amendment. On everything else, Barr flip-flopped 180 degrees. Not only did he take the exact opposite position, he actually worked to actively UNDO all the legislation HE had written and sponsored in Congress! No wonder he endorsed Romney in 2012 after pretending to be Ron Paul’s BFF in 2008. Barr could certainly identify with Romney’s constant flip-flops. Who knows what positions Barr will take now that he’s a “Republican” again and courting social conservatives in Georgia? I don’t trust this sellout any more than I could throw him.
That's not a good thing.
What's to say he won't change on this one, too?