Bob Johnson (Georgia)

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Bob Johnson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Georgia, District 1
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Bob Johnson is a 2014 Republican candidate for Georgia's 1st Congressional District.[1] Johnson advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2] He will face Earl "Buddy" Carter in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Johnson is a 2014 Republican candidate for Georgia's 1st Congressional District to fill the seat left vacant by Jack Kingston's decision to run for U.S. Senate in 2014.[1] Johnson advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2] He will face Earl "Buddy" Carter in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBuddy Carter 36.2% 18,959
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert "Bob" Johnson 22.7% 11,885
John McCallum 20.5% 10,710
Jeff Chapman 13.2% 6,903
Darwin Carter 5.4% 2,812
Earl Martin 2% 1,060
Total Votes 52,329
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Terrorist attack

At a candidate forum in February 2014, Johnson said he would rather see another terrorist attack on the United States than have Transportation Security Agency (TSA) screenings at airports.[3][4]

Johnson said at the February 2014 forum, “Now this is going to sound outrageous, I’d rather see another terrorist attack, truly I would, than to give up my liberty as an American citizen. Give me liberty or give me death. Isn’t that what Patrick Henry said at the founding of our republic?”[3]

In a May 2014 statement, Johnson apologized for the comment but reiterated his criticism of the TSA: “In the heat of the moment, while making the point that I would much rather fight the enemy than our federal government, I said something stupid and should have chosen my words more carefully...As a Constitutional conservative, it angers me that we are giving up our liberty to the bureaucratic TSA and spying on our own people in the name of false security and that has to stop.”[3]

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Johnson's reports.[5]

Bob Johnson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[6]July 9, 2013$0.00$107,375.00$(764.53)$106,610.47
October Quarterly[7]October 14, 2013$106,610.47$108,016.87$(31,225.39)$183,401.95
Year End[8]January 31, 2014$183,401$72,066$(44,316)$211,151
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2014$211,151$274,729$(77,584)$408,296
Running totals
$562,186.87$(153,889.92)

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