George LeMieux Files to Take on Bill Nelson
Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux hit Tallahassee on Wednesday to file his paperwork to qualify to run in the Republican primary to challenge Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
“After more than a year of traveling the state, speaking at Lincoln Day dinners, winning grassroots straw polls and visiting with Republicans, I’m proud to file my qualifying paperwork to be included on the ballot for the U.S. Senate primary,” LeMieux said. “Our country is on an unstable fiscal path with our national debt and deficit continually increasing and piling onto future generations. When I served in the Senate, I watched as career politicians avoided the tough decisions, focused only on re-election and let our debt continue to grow, and that’s why I made reducing our debt my top priority, offered a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, and proposed a budget that would revert spending back to 2007 levels. After seeing all that is wrong in Washington, I’ve pledged, if elected, to serve no more than two terms in the Senate.
“In order to preserve our great nation, we need people in Washington who are willing to make difficult decisions, propose bold solutions, and lead America toward fiscal responsibility. I am running for the United States Senate so the next generation of Americans will have the same opportunities to succeed that we were afforded,” LeMieux added.