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Who Deserves Your Vote in the Race for Georgia's 10th Congressional District?

There are just two candidates contesting Georgia's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Which one of them deserves your vote?

Newcomer to elected office is challenging current in the July 31 primary for Georgia's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The winner will be the representative of the newly-drawn 10th Congressional District in the new term. There were no Democratic challengers for the seat. The new district covers 25 counties, including Walton, Barrow and Oconee counties as well as a slither of both Clark County and Gwinnett County.

Take our poll and let us know which one of these candidates you feel deserves your vote on July. 31

Brian Crawford June 07, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Broun is an embarrassment to the State of Georgia. Anyone would an upgrade. I like Simpson's straight talk, he sounds like someone who actually wants to represent all of District 10 not just the far, far, extreme far, right.
Grant June 08, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Brian's got this one ...Broun has been awarded the title of "the stupidest man in congress" by several publications. I am ashamed that his "representation" has been forced upon us by the redistricting and I intend to use my vote in an effort to remedy that embarrassing situation .
Jeff Young June 08, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Rep. Broun is far from an embarrassment. The fact that he is openly and unashamedly Christian seems to really bother liberals. However, the fact is that to the majority of his constituents, being a faithful Christian is a major plus. That said, I have met Mr. Simpson and do appreciate his qualities and understanding of government processes. I am currently undecided but do need to pick a horse soon.
Sharon Swanepoel June 08, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Although this is definitely not scientific, I guess the fact that "undecided" seems to be quite a big section of the public gives both candidates incentive to work really hard between now and July 31.
Roger Best June 09, 2012 at 07:24 AM
Simpson is a stand up guy. He's also a Christian, and has been a faithful servant to his church, his community and this country his entire life. He also understands that to get real results you need to work with everyone, not just the people who agree with you 100%. Paul Broun's methods are futile. He always mentions how he's fighting the evil liberal agenda, and fighting for making the government smaller, but all he's actually accomplished is making the 10th district look bad. He hasn't passed a single bill, and therefore has done nothing to make the lives of his constituents any better. It's time to send a conservative to Washington who has the personailty and the wits to get results, and the integrity to make Georgians proud. It is possible to stand up and profess your faith with conviction AND get results, but it will never happen through Paul Broun. Simpson is the best option.
Jeffrey Allen June 09, 2012 at 12:46 PM
You spelled "extremely far left-wing" wrong...as in "Broun has been selected as the stupidest member of congress by extremely far left-wing publications...such as Salon.com and Democratic Underground.com, among others. Yeah...I'd have left that part out too if I were you. For the record, I'm in the undecided category here too but I don't think either would be a bad selection.
Brian Crawford June 10, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Well Jeff, as an openly unashamed Christian Liberal I'm tired of Broun misrepresenting Christ's gospel by opposing universal health care and programs for the poor. Broun always comes down on the side of the rich and powerful while hiding behind behind the cross.
Jeff Young June 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Brian, I don't believe I have read anything in Christ's teachings regarding government run universal healthcare. Nor have I read or heard of any instance in which Rep. Broun has stated that he opposed it from "behind the cross". We do have God-given rights which are enumerated, in whole, by the Declaration and further protected by the Constitution. Other rights may not be, and should not be, added to that list by government. Hopefully, the SCOTUS will add clarity and resolve to that principle today or later this week.
Brian Crawford June 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM
The entire Gospel of Christ is centered around healing the sick and caring for the poor. This is true for much of the Old Testament as well. God-given rights aren't conferred by either the Declaration or Constitution (which ironic to your argument are both government documents), they are conferred by the word of God. Judging by his word it would appear that universal health care should be considered a God-given right. Since Mr. Broun claims to be both a Christian and has chosen to be part of our government, it seems to me that it is incumbent on him to pursue public policy that reflects the spirit of Christ's teachings much like the policies of our President.
Jeff Young June 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM
I did not imply that God-given rights are 'conferred' by the Declaration. I stated that they are 'enumerated', and they are the right to: "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness". Being God-given they can not, by definition, be conferred by man. Again, the Constitution is the vehicle by which those rights of the citizen are protected. It protects the rights of those citizens primarily from the encroachment of government, which when wielded by men who think government creates rights rather than simply being the vehicle of protection from abuse, becomes over-bearing as it attempts to be everything to everyone. I must say that it is extremely odd to see a liberal attempt to interject God's, and more specifically Jesus' teachings into government. Opportunistic? As for your contention that Jesus' teachings somehow convey direction that government should produce universal healthcare for its citizens, I would challenge you to show me where you find anything other than direction for the Church and the Saints to do this work. You seem to have quite the disconnect when it comes to understanding the principles of our Founding Documents as well as the teachings of Christ.
Athens Mama June 11, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Brian, being raised a Christian, and praying daily with my children as a Christian, I could not have said it better myself! "Country club Christians" think going to church on Sundays dressed to the nines in order to impress everyone else at the country club church, praying, going on long distance missions, and reading the Bible means they are following Jesus. The teachings of a Jesus, a nomadic, non-judgemental person who acted in kindness and conducted his missions ON FOOT, are quite different than the lifestyle of many self-professed Christians. In fact, the droves of Christians who continue to vote for embarrassments like Paul Broun seem to abide by a "Christian church, word, and teaching, unless it applies to our daily businesses - and pocketbooks!" As long as I can still have my stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, ornamental trees, Cadillacs, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, 4500 sq. ft. homes, multi-million dollar retirements, unlimited medical care, obscene overkill diets, cross continental vacations, and cheap workers for my business, no one else can dip their hands into the community money pot - and I can still call myself a Christian! Don't forget that new $10,000 gold chandalier for our church lobby...
Brian Crawford June 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Perhaps it is odd to you because you have an extremely limited world view. Opportunistic? Hardly. Opportunistic would be suddenly becoming concerned about the sanctity of both life and marriage every time there's an election on the calendar. I remember a few years back the WWJD movement (what would Jesus do?) was quite in vogue among evangelicals. I used to see the bracelets everywhere. Not so much anymore because conservative Christians are afraid of the answers. It now seems it is up to the Christian Left to carry on Christ's mission. We're here. We're sincere. Get used to us. I suggest you read the Federalist Papers if you want a better understanding of our founding documents.
Clark Rabb June 12, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Thanks Brian. For many, resistance is futile.
David Jones July 18, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Jeff, I am with you on this one... in that his (propertied) faith is a major plus. But I have a hard time believing he lives and breathes the Word of the Lord when he lost his license for practicing law illegally, divorced three times, caught putting campaign funds in he personal account, and drove his finances into the ground with extravagant spending.... etc. Simpson, however, is deeply involved in his church and its charities. He does not use his faith to manipulate true Christians; he lives the Word in his daily life. He is a leader, who leads by example. I applaud you for having open eyes, and I encourage you to turn them to Simpson and see for yourself. I am speaking the truth.
David Jones July 18, 2012 at 07:53 PM
*practicing medicine

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