Former Rep. Paul Broun announced he's running for Congress in Georgia's 9th District, and he faces not just a primary against an incumbent fellow Republican but the haze of an ethics investigation dating back to his last term in the House.
"Many might think I'm crazy to run for Congress again, but I am running because our nation deserves better than our current leaders. I've been a proven constitutional conservative fighter before, and I'll do it again if I have your support today!" Broun said in a statement announcing his candidacy that doubled as a fundraising plea. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., won the 10th District seat that Broun vacated, which is in north-Central Georgia and includes Milledgeville, the home of the late Southern Gothic writer Flannery O'Connor. GOP Rep. Doug Collins represents the neighboring 9th District, which hugs the northern Georgia coastline and borders South Carolina on the eastern part of the state. Collins is running for re-election.