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Ga. Congressman Barry Loudermilk, wife recovering following car accident

2:46 pm Sep. 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — The office of Congressman Barry Loudermilk said the two-term Republican and his wife are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after a car accident near Knoxville, Tenn., on Tuesday.

Loudermilk and his wife Desiree were driving on I-40 on the way back to Washington, D.C. early on Tuesday morning when their car was struck from behind by a second vehicle, which caused their car to veer off the road and flip multiple times,

Georgia congressman safe after ball field shooting in D.C. suburb

8:33 am Jun. 14, 2017

Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk and his aides are OK after a shooting at a baseball field in northern Virginia left a lawmaker and several others injured.

Loudermilk was among the legislators at the Alexandria, Va. field Wednesday morning where the congressional baseball team was practicing for their Thursday night charity game when the gunman opened fire.

“I was on the field, but I’m okay,” Loudermilk said in a statement. “This was a

Cobb Democrat files ethics complaint against Barry Loudermilk

9:00 am May. 29, 2017

A prominent Cobb County Democrat has filed an ethics complaint against Barry Loudermilk, claiming the 11th District Republican congressman has used his old state campaign account to funnel money to his congressional fund.

A Loudermilk campaign spokesman dismissed the complaint as merit-less and “partisan hooey.”

Will Fowlkes of Kennesaw filed the complaint last week with the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Federal Election Commission and the Office of Congressional Ethics. Fowlkes is a

Where every Georgia congressman stands on Donald Trump’s refugee ban

1:03 pm Jan. 30, 2017

WASHINGTON — One by one, Georgia’s Republican members of Congress lined up behind President Donald Trump’s divisive executive order barring some Middle Eastern refugees from entering the country.

Nearly all of the dozen Republicans elected to represent the Peach State on Capitol Hill came out in favor of the executive action — or most of it — on Monday, three days after Trump first issued the directive.

“America will always be a compassionate country, and

Pro-immigration reform PAC backs Barry Loudermilk — sorta

1:12 pm Apr. 20, 2016

The name of the political action committee simply begged attention. 

While perusing the recently filed campaign finance reports of a dozen or more Georgia congressional candidates, the $1,000 that U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Bartow County Republican,