State Rep. Ed Lindsey, R-Atlanta, speaking at the April 4, 2013 Buckhead Business Association meeting

State Rep. Ed Lindsey on April 4 artfully avoided saying “yes” to a run for the 11th District congressional seat in 2014 while giving an answer that sounded like something voters might hear on the campaign trail.

Former U.S. representative Bob Barr, from Smyrna, is running for the district, which includes parts of Cherokee Cobb and Fulton counties, and chatted with the Buckhead Reporter about his plans.

Both men attended the Buckhead Business Association’s weekly meeting where Lindsey was the featured speaker.

Ed Lindsey, a Buckhead Republican, said Washington, D.C. is broken and in need of fixing, but said he is still in discussions about whether he’ll run. Bob Barr, who was the

Former United States congressman Bob Barr, from Smyrna.

Republican representative for the 7th District U.S. House seat from 1994 to 2002, said the job requires someone with experience holding a federal office. He recently announced that he intends to run for the 11th District seat.

The primary and general election will be in 2014. The announcements came after the incumbent for the 11th District, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, announced his intention to seek the seat of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss is retiring.

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