Barr leads candidates in race for House seat

by Jon Gillooly July 21, 2013 12:29 AM MARIETTA — Campaign filings in the race to replace U….

Georgia (Jul 22, 2013) — MARIETTA — Campaign filings in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey for Georgia’s 11th District show former Congressman Bob Barr in the lead, although Cobb GOP Chairman Joe Dendy said it’s too early to make anything of the numbers.


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by Jon Gillooly
July 21, 2013 12:29 AM

“It does, however, look like we can expect a very competitive four-way race,” Dendy said.

Barr reported total receipts of $251,782, followed by state Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Buckhead), who reported $172,898. Marietta businesswoman Tricia Pridemore reported $143,254 and state Sen. Barry Loudermilk (R-Cassville) reported $97,174.

Kerwin Swint, a political science professor at Kennesaw State University, said the numbers are good for Lindsey and Pridemore.

“Barr’s fundraising numbers are expected given his national profile,” Swint said. “I expect this to be a dogfight all the way to next June.”


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