Tags: 2014 Midterm Elections | GOP | Georgia | House | primary | Barr

Bob Barr's Attempt at House Comeback Still on Track

Image: Bob Barr's Attempt at House Comeback Still on Track

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 07:40 AM

By Elliot Jager

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,

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Techies Lining Up to Join Hillary's 2016 Campaign

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 07:14 AM

There are hundreds of Democratic techies hoping for the chance to come on board Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential camp . . .

Karl Rove: Early Polls Good Guideposts for Likely 2016 Field

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 06:30 AM

Public opinion polls of the presidential race even at this very early stage of the campaign do have value, writes vetera . . .

Mitt Romney: Clinton Was 'Clueless' as Secretary of State

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 06:26 AM

Mitt Romney sounds like a presidential candidate. Except when he doesn't.Greeted as a celebrity here Wednesday in the he . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved