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Bob Barr Seeks Comeback Bid in Georgia GOP House Primary
News Max ^ | May 19 2014 | John Gizzi

Posted on 05/19/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT by PoloSec

Former Rep. Bob Barr is attempting to return to Congress after a 12-year hiatus with his bid Tuesday in the Republican primary for an open House seat in Georgia.

Best known as one of the House managers in the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton in 1998, Barr, 65, is considered likely to be one of the top two vote-getters in the primary for the seat of outgoing Rep. Phil Gingrey, who is stepping down to run for the Senate.

Barr and one of the other three leading GOP contenders in suburban Atlanta's 11th Congressional District would then meet in a runoff in July to determine their party's nominee.

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An opponent of the Patriot Act and supporter of the medical use of marijuana, Barr left the GOP to become the Libertarian Party nominee for president in 2008.

Barr backers note that Republicans who have left the party for third-party presidential runs have historically been welcomed back to their former political home.

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Barr cited Holder's role in Operation Fast and Furious and what he called "turning a blind eye to Black Panther voter intimidation" as two of the reasons he now says Holder must go.

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1 posted on 05/19/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec; All
Welcome back, Congressman Barr.

2 posted on 05/19/2014 11:54:59 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: PoloSec

Can he win?


3 posted on 05/19/2014 12:03:48 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade
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To: PoloSec

All of these power addicts can’t make it in the real world.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 12:08:49 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: StoneWall Brigade
Can he win?

Romney couldn't.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/19/2014 12:12:50 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PoloSec

Just don’t handle any guns during press conferences, Bob. Remember the last time?


6 posted on 05/19/2014 12:14:05 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: StoneWall Brigade

He’ll never overcome the Breast Milk Cheese scene from that Borat film.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 12:23:28 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PoloSec

He supported the criminal Holder. I hope his votes don’t even register.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 1:32:49 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: PoloSec
No thanks.

We need younger, more energetic, and (being a realist here) more photogenic peeps running on our side.

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9 posted on 05/19/2014 2:36:28 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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