Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun built his Wednesday Senate campaign rollout around a promise to cut spending.
“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,” he said in a statement released after a rally in Atlanta. “I’ll be the only candidate in this race whose first priority is to stop the runaway spending in Washington D.C.”
Broun, the first candidate to get in, said he’s “sponsored more legislation to reduce spending than any other member of Congress from this state.” It was an implicit shot across the bow at the other Republicans from the House delegations who are exploring a statewide bid: Tom Price, Phil Gingrey, Tom Graves and Jack Kingston. The field is wide open after Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss announced his retirement.
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