Gingrey announces US Senate bid

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Phil Gingrey

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (Photo: / Background: MGN Online)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey is running for the U.S. Senate seat opened by Saxby Chambliss's upcoming retirement.

The Marietta Republican launched his campaign in Augusta, where he grew up and later attended medical school. The 70-year-old was flanked by his wife, mother and brothers.

He's running on customary Republican themes. He promised to trim the federal debt, repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, fight a citizenship path for illegal immigrants and oppose abortion rights. He offered no specifics on closing the government's annual operating deficit.

Gingrey joins Paul Broun of Athens as the second Republican congressman to enter what promises to be a fierce race for the rare open seat.

Gingrey was elected in 2002. He served previously as a state legislator and local school board member.

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