Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party’s 2008 Presidential nominee, is rumored to be considering a run for the U.S. Congress in Georgia as a Republican. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports:
Former Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr has told friends that he’s contemplating an attempted return to Congress – and a return to the Republican fold.
Barr, a longtime resident of Cobb County, would challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger – a tea party favorite. In August, the Legislature redrew Graves’ district to include heavily populated Floyd and Paulding counties – which now make up 38 percent of the electorate.
Barr has told acquaintances that he would move to Paulding. We put a call into his office this morning, but have not heard back.
Bob Barr received over five-hundred thousand votes nationwide in his bid for President. Rep. Tom Graves is considered to be quite vulnerable, despite being an incumbent.