True or False? Georgia GOP Senate Candidate says he votes exactly like Ron PaulSubmitted by grassleaves73 on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 20:06
I came across this on the web and I am wondering how true it is. Is GOP Rep. and Senate candidate Paul Broun really almost exactly like Ron Paul as he claims? Calling all Georgia-based Ron Paul supporters and people who know this congressman! Please share this and answer this question for me!
Broun claims parallel to Ron Paul’s voting record
Outspoken Georgia Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Broun announced earlier this month his intentions to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss.
Since announcing, Broun has been careful to publicly present himself as a collegial congressman. In public comments, Broun has touted his willingness to work with more liberal lawmakers to solve some of the country’s biggest problems. This is a far cry from Broun’s typical fiery demeanor and anti-Obama rhetoric that has come to symbolize his congressional leadership.
In a fundraiser letter that surfaced recently, Broun went back to his roots. The four-page letter includes a rant against President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders for "running roughshod" over the Constitution. In the letter, Broun makes a point of emphatically laying out his conservative beliefs and voting record. He also calls other conservatives like former Florida congressman Allen West and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky his friends.
Broun also aligns himself with Rand Paul’s father, former Texas congressman and Libertarian Ron Paul: "Truth be told," Broun says in the letter, "except for foreign policy, Ron Paul’s voting record and mine are virtually identical."