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U.S. House Candidate Simpson Proposes Congressional Goals

Milledgeville's Stephen Simpson is a businessman, a military veteran, and a former Capitol Hill liaison.

And now, he hopes his next title is United States Congressman.

He's planning to challenge incumbent Republican Paul Broun in the primary race for the Georgia 10th District.

Wednesday, he explained to Randall Savage why he feels qualified to represent the district, tackling questions about the debt ceiling and the need to reign the budget under control. 

Baldwin County Qualified Candidates for 2012 Election - Local Races

Baldwin County Qualified Candidates for 2012 Election - Local Races

The 2012 Election Season is officially in full swing and it can be confusing as it is important.

See the candidates who qualified  in races for seats in Baldwin County:

Board of Education – District 2

Harold Simmons (incumbent)
Ben A. Quinn
Mike Screws

Board of Education – District 3

Maggie Flemming Brisco
Lynwood Chandler

Board of Education – District 4
John Jackson

John Gonzalez (D) (incumbent)

County Commissioner – District 1
Lawson Lawrence (R)
Emily C. Davis (D) (incumbent)

County Commissioner – District 2
John Ross (D)
Linda Diane Easley Fussell (D) (incumbent)
Tommy Lee French,  Jr. (D)

County Commissioner – District 3
Sammy Hall (R) (incumbent)

Austin Scott Facing Free Ride to Second Term


Austin Scott apparently has a free ride to a second term in Congress.

No Republicans or Democrats qualified to challenge the Republican from Ashburn in the Eighth Congressional District. Qualifying for Georgia's congressional races ended at noon Friday.

Races Set for 10 General Assembly Seats

Central Georgia voters will decide five state House races and five Senate races during this election season.

Meanwhile, 10 representatives and three senators face no opposition.

Qualifying for the state Senate and state Representative races ended at noon Friday.

Here are the qualifiers.

In State Senate District 18, incumbent Cecil Staton, a Macon Republican, has a challenger:Thomaston physician Spencer Price. They'll meet in the July 31 Republican primary and the winner has no opposition in November.

Broun Calls for TSA Chief's Resignation

U.S. Representative Paul Broun Wednesday explained why he wants the resignation of Transportation Safety Adminstration chief John Pistole and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, citing what he considers a failure to tighten airline security. 

Broun has in the past criticized the TSA's hiring of airport screeners at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport before their security checks and background reports officially cleared.

In an appearance on Eyewitness News Mornin', Broun also criticized the TSA's security procedures.  He accused the agency of inefficiency in screening processes and said agents search travelers unnecessarily.

'Watchdog' Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Broun

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- A nonprofit ethics watchdog says Georgia Congressman Paul Broun concealed the source of loans to his campaign and is calling for a full audit of his campaign finances.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against the Athens Republican, who loaned the Paul Broun Committee $304,000 in 2007 and 2008. According to FEC records, the committee has paid Broun $29,756 in interest on those loans.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the ethics group filed the complaint after Broun told the newspaper the loans came from a bank and he used the interest payments to pay the bank's interest. In FEC filings, Broun's campaign said the
loans came from the congressman.

Broun's press secretary did not respond to requests seeking comment.

Congressman Broun to Hold Baldwin County Town Hall

Congressman Broun to Hold Baldwin County Town Hall


U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Baldwin County Board of Education. 

Residents of Baldwin County and the surrounding areas are encouraged to attend this public meeting and present their ideas, questions, and concerns regarding the issues facing the nation.  

Baldwin County Board of Education is located at 110 ABC Drive in Milledgeville