BUFORD, Ga. — Representative Paul C. Broun earned a national reputation by invoking Hitler and Marxism to critique President Obama. He dismissed global warming as “one of the greatest hoaxes perpetrated out of the scientific community.” Evolution, the physician has warned, is a lie “straight from the pit of hell.”
To Democrats, those colorful comments sound like sweet music, the makings of a perfect Republican candidate for Georgia’s open Senate seat. “He’s so far out on the extreme, even for the people of Georgia, that he could be a key player in helping the Democrats win the Senate,” said Jim Manley, a Democratic strategist and former aide to Senate majority leader Harry Reid. “There would be pages of comments that Democrats could use against him in a general election.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.