Congressman Broun announces plans to run for US Senate

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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- U.S. Representative Paul Broun has officially announced he's running for U.S. Senate in 2014.

The Republican has represented Georgia's 10th District since 2007.

Here's the statement Broun released to the media on Wednesday afternoon:
"I went to Congress to stand against out-of-control spending in Washington, D.C. Though it has often been a lonely fight, it is a necessary one.

We must have someone to lead the fight to stop this madness and restore fiscal restraint to our nation's capital. Georgia needs a senator who will take a stand to stop the irresponsible spending. I'll be that leader!

When I was sworn into the Marine Corps, and then again into the House of Representatives, I swore to defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Out-of-control spending has become our nation's enemy.

I'll be the only candidate in this race whose first priority is to stop the runaway spending in Washington D.C. I've sponsored more legislation to reduce spending than any other Member of Congress from this state.

Georgians aren't interested in labels or affiliation, they're interested in solutions. And that begins by making Washington smaller and America bigger! That's the reason I'm running for U.S. Senate.

I'm Paul Broun. I'm ready to lead that fight against out-of-control spending. With your help, and by God's grace, this is a campaign we're going to win."

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