Georgia minister hammers Obama in bid for Congress

Associated Press - 8/8/2010 4:30:00 AMweb source:

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - A Georgia minister known for challenging the barriers between church and state is running for a congressional seat in this week's primary runoff elections.

The Rev. Jody Hice is wooing Republican voters in northern Georgia's 7th District. On Tuesday they'll select a nominee to succeed retiring GOP Rep. John Linder. Hice faces Rob Woodall, Linder's former chief of staff, in the runoff.

Hice has fought the American Civil Liberties Union over Ten Commandments displays in courthouses and dared the IRS to come after his Baptist church by endorsing John McCain in a sermon.

Now he's turning heads with billboards that use a Soviet hammer-and-sickle to imply President Barack Obama is a socialist