As of Friday, March 29, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
AUGUSTA -- A conservative congressman has become the second to enter the 2014 race for U.S. Senate.
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey announced his candidacy in his hometown of Augusta on Wednesday, saying his devotion as a doctor built a further desire for public service.
Seeking to replace the retiring Saxby Chambliss, Gingrey pledged to continue his fight against President Barack Obama's "job-killing" policies, the national debt and government intrusion.
"Georgians are telling me they are frustrated with politics as usual. Each day, they are faced with the tremendous responsibility of having families to feed, bills to pay, and children to raise," said Gingrey, who lives in Marietta. "Yet, most of the folks to whom I listen are concerned for their future. Too many of them know someone who's out of work, has lost their own job, or fear they might. And, they increasingly believe that the opportunity for a better life for their children is slipping away."
But he has hope for the future. "We are Georgians, we are Americans, and we are often at our finest when our back is to the proverbial wall," he said.
Republican Rep. Paul Broun, an Athens doctor whose district includes a portion of Gwinnett, is the only other announced candidate in the race, although Reps. Jack Kingston and Tom Price are considered potential candidates.