Paul Broun's 2016 Run Could Reignite Ethics Charge

If Broun returns to Congress, the Ethics Committee might take notice of past allegations. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Former Rep. Paul Broun announced he's running for Congress in Georgia's 9th District, and he faces not just a primary against an incumbent fellow Republican but the haze of an ethics investigation dating back to his last term in the House.  

"Many might think I'm crazy to run for Congress again, but I am running because our nation deserves better than our current leaders. I've been a proven constitutional conservative fighter before, and I'll do it again if I have your support today!" Broun said in a statement announcing his candidacy that doubled as a fundraising plea. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., won the 10th District seat that Broun vacated, which is in north-Central Georgia and includes Milledgeville, the home of the late Southern Gothic writer Flannery O'Connor. GOP Rep. Doug Collins represents the neighboring 9th District, which hugs the northern Georgia coastline and borders South Carolina on the eastern part of the state. Collins is running for re-election.  

Georgia: Ninth District Race Heads to Runoff

Updated 11:56 p.m. | The Republican primary is not over in a key Congressional race in Georgia.

In the new ultra-Republican 9th district, neither radio talk-show host Martha Zoller or state Rep. Doug Collins came close to the 50 percent necessary to avoid a runoff in a three-way race.

Georgia: Martha Zoller Gets Sarah Palin Endorsement

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Congressional candidate Martha Zoller, locked in a tough GOP primary with state Rep. Doug Collins in Georgia's new 9th district, today picked up the endorsement of Sarah Palin, Zoller's campaign said.

Zoller, a conservative talk radio host, has positioned herself as the insurgent candidate against Collins, who is close with Gov. Nathan Deal (R) and the Atlanta GOP establishment. Both candidates are very conservative.

FreedomWorks PAC Endorses 10 Candidates

Conservative organization FreedomWorks PAC today released its “first slate” of House endorsements.