Paul Collins Broun Jr. is an American physician and politician. He served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district, serving from 2007 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party and the Tea Party Caucus. On February 6, 2013, Broun announced that he planned to run for the U.S. Senate in the 2014 Georgia election being vacated by Saxby Chambliss, but lost in the May 20, 2014 Republican primary. Broun left office on January 3, 2015.