Another Republican is reportedly likely to enter the contest to fill Rep. Paul Broun’s congressional seat in Georgia’s 10th district, with the AJC saying “chances are good” that conservative activist Jody Hice will join the fray.
Hice previously ran for the 7th congressional district in 2010, losing a runoff battle to now-Rep. Rob Woodall after seeking to replace the retiring John Linder in Congress.
Should he ultimately decide on mounting another bid, Hice would likely appeal to those amongst Paul Broun’s socially conservative base. Prior to his 2010 campaign, he gained notoriety for a 2003 effort aimed at stopping the ACLU’s attempts at having a Ten Commandments statue removed from a Barrow County courthouse.
State Rep. Donna Sheldon announced he entry into the contest last week, following state Senator Bill Cowsert’s announcement he wouldn’t be running.
Stephen Simpson, who was vanquished by Broun in last year’s primary, is giving it another go and Columbia County’s Brian Slowinski has also announced his entry.