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12:56 p.m. — The jury that is in it’s 11th day of deliberations in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis took it’s hour-long break of lunch, still unable to agree on verdicts for any of the 13 charges against him.
The following dispatch comes from our AJC colleague Jeremy Redmon:
It didn’t take long for future congressman Barry Loudermilk and former congressman Bob Barr to chat as returns in their runoff race started rolling in. Loudermilk handily defeated the ex-congressman to win his party’s nod for the 11th District.
Bob Barr, who gave a colorful concession call to Barry Loudermilk on Election Night. AJC file.
Bob Barr, who gave a colorful concession on Election Night. AJC file
“You rascal, you whupped me,” was Loudermilk’s recollection of Barr’s opening line during what he described as a short and cordial conversation.
“If I put myself in his shoes,” Loudermilk said. “I don’t know what I would say other than just, ‘Hey, congratulations, you won.’ But I do appreciate him calling because in the primary I only received one phone call. So I appreciate him doing that.”
Barr, for his part, pledged to offer his aid to the former state senator, who faces no Democrat opponent and is soon headed to Washington. The former four-term congressman and ex-Libertarian presidential candidate also said he doesn’t intend to run for public office again.
“I have absolutely no plans in that regard, whatsoever,” he said.
Did he at least have some fun getting back on the campaign trail this year?
“It was very enjoyable,” he said. “I met a lot of new people and reconnected with a lot of folks I had worked with over the years in the Republican Party.”