University of Georgia graduate and current Georgia House member Paul C. Broun (GA-10) released a statement which included his bid to run for United States Senate. Announced on Feb. 6, Broun will run to take the seat of retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) in the 2014 race.
Holding a rally in Atlanta, Broun said his intent to run arose as a result of the “out-of-control spending in Washington DC,” with such unnecessary spending having become “our nation’s enemy.”
A campaign spokesperson for Broun said spending cuts is the first and foremost priority for his campaign.
“He believes firmly in advocating to stop the wasteful in Washington,” she said, “and he believes he will be the only candidate in this race to focus on cutting spending and shrinking the size and scope of the federal government.”