Conservative Group Endorses Broun for GA Senate
11:06 AM, Feb 11, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Another conservative organization has endorsed congressman Paul Broun in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Georgia. The Madison Project, headed up by former Kansas congressman Jim Ryun, endorsed Broun over four other major GOP candidates.
"It is not an exaggeration to say that Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA) has sustained the most conservative voting record over the longest period of time of any sitting Republican in Congress," reads a Madison Project press release announcing the endorsement. "Even the fiercest conservative fighters tend to succumb to the establishment meat grinder after a few years. Paul Broun has been inviolable."
Among Broun's top opponents for the GOP nomination to succeed retiring senator Saxby Chambliss are fellow House members Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston, former secretary of state Karen Handel, and businessman David Perdue. The primary will be held on May 20, with a scheduled July 22 runoff between the top two vote-getters if no candidate receives majority support. The presumptive Democratic nominee is Michelle Nunn, an Atlanta businesswoman and daughter of former senator Sam Nunn.
The Madison Project is the second national conservative organization to offer an endorsement in the primary. Citizens United has also endorsed Broun. Other groups, like the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth, have not yet endorsed.
According to one prominent business leader in Atlanta, a primary victory for Broun would not be welcomed by Republican donors in the state:
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