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Brian Slowinski to seek 10th Congressional District seat

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 9:34 AM
Last updated 6:39 PM
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The political dominoes unleashed when Sen. Saxby Chambliss said last month he intends to retire and won’t run for re-election in 2014 continue to fall.

A former Republican Party chairman in Columbia County announced Friday morning his intention to run for Congress in the 10th District.

Brian Slowinski’s e-mail announcement comes after Rep. Paul Broun, of Athens, said he intends to forgo seeking re-election next year in the 10th District to make a run for Senate.

Slowinski, of Martinez, has been involved in Republican causes since moving to Georgia in 2004. He volunteered in campaigns for Sonny Perdue, Herman Cain, John McCain and others.

In 2012, Slowinski unsuccessfully ran for a Columbia County school board seat.

“We need to elect men and women of principle who will address runaway government and save America from ruin,” Slowinski said in a news release. “I am running so my six children can follow their dreams without a government taking away their God-given rights or the America we love.”

Rumors have swirled about other candidates who might seek the 10th District seat, but Slowinski is the first to make a formal announcement.

About 11,000 Columbia County registered voters remain in the 10th District, which was recently redrawn.

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cncrdparentvoter
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cncrdparentvoter 02/08/13 - 11:03 am
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Setting an example

Will he be using his children to campaign for this election? Nothing says good parenting like using your *small* children to campaign for you at a busy intersection with no other adult supervision. I made sure that everyone I knew in Columbia County heard about that and saw it.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/08/13 - 11:31 am
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Yes, yet another career politician and family man.
Unpublished

Happy days are on the way. Broun out, Slowinski in. The head of the CC Republican Party, one party system. Wonder if he knows that the federal reserve is not a hunting club? But, "what does it matter". Could we just stop voting in CC? No alternate candidates? All of the proposals pass? Taxes continue to rise? Kingdom Building in Evans (towne) is at warp speed? All of the zoning variances pass?

faithson
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faithson 02/08/13 - 11:35 am
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pleeeease...

Opportunity knocks for columbia county to put forth a candidate that can represent the 10th district. Please don't blow it this time. I know Brian, and he is not, i repeat NOT that person.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/08/13 - 01:39 pm
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2000000 POINTS

The real election issue for this seat (according to liberals) is: What are his views on evolution?

Local Interests
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Local Interests 02/08/13 - 02:14 pm
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Sure, Replace One Crazy For Another

So long as Broun returns to the "fiery pits of hell" from which he came.

billcass
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billcass 02/08/13 - 04:29 pm
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Local Interests

Ah, more compassion from the party that constantly tells us how compassionate they are. Unless, of course, you disagree with them.

studmuffin1533
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studmuffin1533 02/08/13 - 09:49 pm
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"God-given rights or the America we love."

This is what my ENG101 referred to as "glittering generalities". This drivel is what I'd expect from Paul Broun.
He's not going to have to show much to outperform Broun and with statements like this, he is right on track to become Broun 2.0.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 02/09/13 - 10:39 am
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Seems chances are slim

I don't know how politics work, but if you can't even win a seat on a school board, how can you win the 10th district?

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