Greg Brannon

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Greg Brannon
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Personal details
Born
Gregory J. Brannon

(1960-08-17) August 17, 1960 (age 58)
Inglewood, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jody Brannon
(m. 1988–present)
Children7
Alma materUniversity of Southern California (B.S.)
Chicago Medical School (M.D.)
ProfessionPhysician
WebsiteCampaign website

Gregory J. Brannon (born August 17, 1960) is an American physician and political activist. A native of Los Angeles, California, Brannon is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Chicago Medical School. After completing his residency, Brannon established a private obstetrics practice in Cary, North Carolina.

In 2013, Brannon announced that he would run as a Republican in the 2014 United States Senate election in North Carolina against U.S. Senator Kay Hagan. However, he lost the primary to Thom Tillis.

In December 2015, Brannon announced he would again run for the U.S. Senate in the 2016 election, challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr.[1]

On November 7, 2016, Brannon launched "The Brannon Broadcast," a one-hour long syndicated radio program out of Raleigh, North Carolina.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Brannon received his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California in 1982, his medical degree from Chicago Medical School in 1988, and completed his residency at University of Southern California Women's Hospital, Los Angeles, in 1992.[3] After completing his residency, Brannon served as assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, with work at Wake Area Health Education Center.[3] In 1993, Brannon started his private practice in Cary, North Carolina. It boasts a 20,000-strong patient network and Brannon has personally delivered over 9,000 babies.

Political activism[edit]

Brannon is a Board Member of Hand of Hope, a pregnancy support group in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, and is a member of AAPLOG, an organization of pro-life OBGYN doctors.[4] He supports a non-interventionist foreign policy.[5]

2014 U.S. Senate campaign[edit]

In January 2013, Brannon announced his Senate run at an event hosted by the NC-Republican Liberty Caucus and the Eastern NC Tea Party.[6] Brannon's campaign picked up significant momentum after speaking at the annual RedState gathering in August 2013.[7] Brannon has twice appeared on Glenn Beck's national radio program.[8][9] In addition, Brannon has also received the endorsement of U.S. Senators Rand Paul,[10] Mike Lee,[11] Congressman Thomas Massie,[12] former Congressman Ron Paul,[13] Erick Erickson, editor of RedState,[14] Ann Coulter,[15] and Thomas Woods.[16] FreedomWorks,[17] Gun Owners of America,[18] National Association for Gun Rights,[19] Moore Tea Citizens,[20] Citizens for Guilford County[20] and iCaucus[21] have also endorsed his campaign.

However, Brannon lost the primary to Thom Tillis.[22]

Media career[edit]

Venturing into radio, Brannon launched "The Brannon Broadcast" radio program in November 2016. Syndicated out of Raleigh, North Carolina, the program is also broadcast live on Brannon's Facebook page.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Brannon was raised by a single mother in the suburbs of Los Angeles. He and his wife, Jody, have 7 children, three of whom are adopted.[24]

Brannon is a Christian and has participated in medical and Christian trips to Africa and Central America.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brannon, Greg (December 21, 2015). "WATCH as I officially file as a Republican candidate for the United States Senate!". Facebook. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Greg Brannon - Videos | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  3. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20140406161038/http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Republican-Greg-Brannon-s-life-at-a-glance-5359578.php. Archived from the original on April 6, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Dr. Greg Brannon steps up to challenge Hagan in 2014
  5. ^ https://voicesofliberty.com/2014/08/23/the-decay-of-our-principles-will-be-our-downfall/
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131024074618/http://carolinalibertypac.com/2013/01/dr-greg-brannon-announces-u-s-senate-run-to-replace-kay-hagan/. Archived from the original on October 24, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ RedState Gathering 2013: Greg Brannon speaks, Erick Erickson slams Thom Tillis
  8. ^ ‘I Could Tongue Kiss You’: Beck REALLY Likes North Carolina Senate Candidate Greg Brannon | TheBlaze.com
  9. ^ Glenn Beck declares ‘man crush’ on Brannon after interview | News & Observer
  10. ^ Paul backs fellow physician in N.C. - POLITICO
  11. ^ Utah Sen. Mike Lee endorses Greg Brannon in contested Senate primary | News & Observer
  12. ^ Congressman Thomas Massie Endorses Greg Brannon For U.S. Senate | RedState
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140209124238/http://www.dailypaul.com/309031/ron-paul-endorses-greg-brannon. Archived from the original on February 9, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  15. ^ Ann Coulter Supports Greg Brannon for North Carolina Senate Seat | Western Free Press
  16. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131029075018/http://www.dailypaul.com/303136/tom-woods-new-endorsement-dr-greg-brannon-will-embarrass-everybody-in-the-us-senate-video. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ FreedomWorks backs Brannon - POLITICO
  18. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140425123340/http://www.goapvf.org/endorsements/greg-brannon. Archived from the original on April 25, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ National Association of Gun Rights Endorsement of Dr. Greg Brannon | Asheville Tea PAC
  20. ^ a b #NCSEN: Brannon picks up major Tea Party endorsement
  21. ^ Greg Brannon Receives Endorsement
  22. ^ Thom Tillis wins North Carolina GOP Senate primary | Fox News
  23. ^ https://www.facebook.com/pg/DrGregBrannon/videos/?ref=page_internal
  24. ^ [1][dead link]
  25. ^ http://drdansfreedomforum.com/#/article/7365