Bob Barr's Attempt at House Comeback Still on Track

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014 07:40 AM

By Elliot Jager

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Former Georgia congressman Bob Barr ran second in a primary race for a U.S. congressional seat north of Atlanta, qualifying for a runoff against former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk, The Associated Press reported.

Loudermilk, with the backing of the Senate Conservatives Fund, garnered first place with 37 percent of the vote. Barr pulled 26 percent in the six-candidate competition.

As a congressman in the late 1990s, Barr led the campaign to impeach President Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair. An opponent of the Iraq War, he was also against the Patriot Act, use of military drones and the war on drugs.

He went on to run for president on the Libertarian ticket in 2008.

The runoff will take place on July 22 because no candidate received a majority of the vote.

No Democrat competed in the Republican-leaning 11th Congressional District.

The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey, who made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican Senate nomination. Businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston will compete in a runoff to determine who will go up against Democrat Michelle Nunn,

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