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Saturday, February 27, 2010

U.S. Rep. John Linder to not seek re-election

click to enlarge 'You wanna hear about this Fair Tax proposal I got, George? Nope? Well OK.'
  • 'You wanna hear about this Fair Tax proposal I got, George? Nope? Well OK.'

Tyler at Peach Pundit reports that Congressman John Linder will not seek another term representing "a lot of that area you drive through to get to Athens, Ga." (Galloway's got some more info here.)

Linder, a Republican and vocal proponent of replacing federal income taxes with a national retail sales tax, made the announcement at Burning Man the grand opening of the Gwinnett GOP headquarters.

There's already some speculation as to who should jump in the race. Galloway says Senate Rules Chairman Don Balfour, who last year carried the controversial Senate Bill 31, is a possible contender.

Democrats who might be interested in launching a campaign should take note: The district is heavy Republican. Be prepared for candidates to babble on and on about the Socialist threat and hoist Pelosi pinatas at fundraisers.

(Photo courtesy John Linder's Visual Wonderland)

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