Four Ga GOPers vote against Ryan budget

Three Senate hopefuls and Rep. Austin Scott say 'nay' to the Ryan budget.


Four Republicans in Georgia’s congressional delegation said no to Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget today, three of whom are vying for the state’s open Senate seat.

Senate hopefuls Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, and Jack Kingston all said ‘nay’ to the proposal, which cleared the House by a 219-205 margin. For Kingston, it’s his first vote against one of Ryan’s plans.

Also voting against the plan was Rep. Austin Scott. It too was his first vote against a proposed Ryan budget. According to one tweet, the South Georgia congressman chose instead to support the Republican Study Committee’s ‘Back to the Basics’ budget alone, on the grounds that it was the more conservative of the two:

Rep. Austin Scott says he respects Paul Ryan but voted for 'what I believed was the most conservative budget put forward, the RSC budget'

— Russell Berman (@russellberman) April 10, 2014

The remaining five members of Georgia’s Republican delegation all voted yes.

On the other side of the aisle, Georgia’s five Democrats joined with the entirety of their party in the House by voting no.

[Editor’s note: Howell got his start in Georgia politics with Austin Scott’s 2010 campaign.]

March 26, 2014