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Georgia's 10th congressional district
United States House of Representatives, Georgia District 10, 110th Congress.png
Current Representative Paul Broun (R)
Population (2000) 629,702
Median income $42,037
Ethnicity 89.7% White, 3.4% Black, 0.7% Asian, 9.2% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI R+15

Georgia's 10th congressional district is located in northeastern Georgia, and includes the cities of Athens, Evans, Augusta, Watkinsville, and Toccoa.

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Counties currently in the district

Special election 2007

This seat was vacated upon the death of Charlie Norwood, and pursuant to Georgia law a nonpartisan special election was held on June 19, 2007[1]. No candidate won a majority in the first round, so a July 17 runoff was held between the top two finishers: Republicans Jim Whitehead, a state senator from Evans, and Dr. Paul Broun, a physician from Athens.[2] The day after the runoff, Broun led Whitehead by less than 1% with absentee ballots still to be counted.[3] After Whitehead declined to call for a recount, the final vote tally had Broun winning by 394 votes.[4] Broun was sworn into office on July 25, 2007.[5]

2008 election

The 2008 Republican Party primary was contested between State Representative Barry Fleming and incumbent Paul Broun. Broun won the primary with 71% of the vote.[6]

In the 2008 general election, Broun defeated Democratic Party candidate Bobby Saxon with 60.7% of the vote.[7]

In November 2008, Broun compared President-Elect Barack Obama's policies to that of Adolf Hitler, drawing wide criticism.[8][9] He later said he regretted making the comment, saying that he did not believe Obama is trying to create a dictatorship.[10] In November 2008, Broun described John McCain's presidential campaign as "inept".[11]

List of Representatives

The district in the form used in the 2002 and 2004 elections.
Representative Party Years District Home Note
District created in 1885
George T. Barnes Democrat March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
Thomas E. Watson Populist March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
James C. C. Black Democrat March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1895 resigned
Vacant March 4, 1895 - October 2, 1895
James C. C. Black Democrat October 2, 1895 – March 3, 1897
William H. Fleming Democrat March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903
Thomas W. Hardwick Democrat March 4, 1903 – November 2, 1914 resigned after being elected to US Senate
Vacant November 2, 1914 - November 3, 1914
Carl Vinson Democrat November 3, 1914 – March 3, 1933 redistricted to the 6th district
Charles H. Brand Democrat March 4, 1933 – May 17, 1933 died
Vacant May 17, 1933 - July 5, 1933
Paul Brown Democrat July 5, 1933 – January 3, 1961
Robert G. Stephens, Jr. Democrat January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1977
Doug Barnard, Jr. Democrat January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1993
Don Johnson, Jr. Democrat January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Charlie Norwood Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003 redistricted to the 9th district
Nathan Deal Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007 redistricted from the 9th district, redistricted to the 9th district
Charlie Norwood Republican January 3, 2007 – February 13, 2007 redistricted from the 9th district, died
Vacant February 13, 2007 - July 25, 2007
Paul Broun Republican July 25, 2007 – Present

References

  1. ^ Handel, Karen (February 22, 2007). "Secretary of State Press Release regarding 10th Special Election". GA Secretary of State. http://www.sos.state.ga.us/pressrel/20070222.htm. Retrieved 2007-03-14.  
  2. ^ Kapochunas, Rachel (2007-06-20). "All-GOP Final in Georgia House Special Looks More Certain". The New York Times (Congressional Quarterly). http://www.nytimes.com/cq/2007/06/20/cq_2928.html. Retrieved 2007-06-20.  
  3. ^ Kapochunas, Rachel (2007-07-18). "Too Close to Call for Candidates in Special Georgia Election". CQPolitics.com. http://www.cqpolitics.com/2007/07/broun_favored_in_early_special.html.  
  4. ^ Official Results of the Tuesday, July 17, 2007 Special Election Runoff
  5. ^ OnlineAthens.com | News | Broun sworn in Wednesday 07/26/07
  6. ^ "Georgia Election Result:s Official Results of the Tuesday, July 15, 2008 General Primary Election". Georgia Secretary of State (State of Georgia). September 25, 2008. http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2008_0715/swfed.htm.  
  7. ^ "Georgia Election Result:s Official Results of the Tuesday, November 04, 2008 General Election". Georgia Secretary of State (State of Georgia). December 8, 2008. http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2008_1104/swall.htm.  
  8. ^ Malone, Julia (November 11, 2008). "Rep. Broun stands by Marxist remarks about Obama". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2008/11/11/broun_regrets_obama_hitler.html.  
  9. ^ "'Hitler' remarks out of line". Augusta Chronicle. November 12, 2008. http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/111208/edi_483082.shtml.  
  10. ^ Malone, Julia (November 12, 2008). "Broun apologizes for linking Obama to Hitler". Cox News Service (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/shared/news/stories/2008/11/OBAMA_BROUN12_1STLD_COX.html?cxntlid=inform_artr.  
  11. ^ Fetter, Donnie (November 8, 2008). "Broun says Obama 'Marxist'". Augusta Chronicle. http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/110808/met_482679.shtml. "I'm very disappointed with the McCain campaign. In my opinion, it was inept."  

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