From Bob Barr.com:
“Smyrna, GA, Thursday, March 28, 2013”
“Former Congressman Bob Barr, who represented the 7th District of Georgia in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, today announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the 11th District seat currently held by Rep. Phil Gingrey.
Yesterday Congressman Gingrey declared his candidacy for the United States Senate seat for which incumbent Saxby Chambliss will not seek reelection.
Barr made his announcement in Smyrna, Georgia at Adventure Outdoors, one of the largest sporting goods retail stores in the southeast, where he was introduced by owner Jay Wallace, who will be serving as Barr’s Finance Chairman.
The backdrop was referred to by Barr as the perfect venue from which to launch his bid to return to the Congress, because the future success of businesses such as Wallace’s depends on “turning around federal policies that,” according to Barr, “under President Barack Obama, strangle small businesses with red tape, high taxes and burdensome regulations.”
In declaring his candidacy, Barr stressed the need for serious leadership in the House, and drew on his prior, eight years of service in the Congress and his prior activities that helped pass the first federal balanced budget in more than three decades in 1997. Barr also referred to his leadership in securing the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton and his stewardship of legislation protecting Americans’ Second Amendment rights during his previous tenure in the House.
Barr also said, “at time when this President has led America to the brink of a fiscal abyss with annual, trillion-dollar deficits, and crisis upon crisis abroad is met by indecision and error, the people of the 11th District of Georgia cannot afford to send a novice to Washington to represent them.”
Joining Barr on the stage were his wife, Jeri, two of their sons — Derek and Adrian — his son-in-law Scott Thompson, and granddaughter Codie Thompson.
For further information, please contact Barr’s Campaign Manager, Jeff Breedlove, at 404.558.4905.”
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