Doug Collins, Paul Broun race tests what it means to be conservative

The five Republican candidates running in next week's Ninth District congressional primary all frame themselves as the most conservative man for the job. But what does 'conservative' mean in the reddest district east of the Mississippi in the era of Donald Trump?

At its core, the fascinating Ninth District race can be boiled down to a question of strategy: Is the best way to represent voters in Northeast Georgia through negotiation or unyielding ideological purity?

Incumbent Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and his four tea party-tinged challengers, including former U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, are putting that question to the test.

Read the full story here. 

Also, check out our piece on how four challengers are trying to harness voter anger to topple incumbent Barry Loudermilk in the Eleventh District.

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Tamar Hallerman
Tamar Hallerman
Tamar Hallerman is The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Washington correspondent, covering Congress, federal agencies and other government activities that...