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Posted: April 15, 2013 3:24 p.m.

GA minister, Jody Hice, announces bid for Congress

ATLANTA (AP) — Jody Hice, a conservative talk radio host and minister who made headlines when he fought the ACLU over displays of the Ten Commandments in courthouses, says he'll be running for Congress in the 10th District.

In Monday's announcement, Hice touted himself as a "constitutional conservative who believes in limited federal government."

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, who currently represents the 10th Congressional District, will be leaving to run for U.S. Senate. The upcoming retirement of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Moultrie, has already created two openings in Georgia's congressional delegation as officials consider running for the seat.

Hice, who lost a bid for the 7th Congressional District in 2010, also once dared the IRS to come after his church by endorsing Republican presidential candidate John McCain in a Sunday sermon.

 
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