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April 4--  Congressman Paul Broun of Athens was the first to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss and he's the first to visit Vidalia.

{mosimage}He met with local Republicans and the Vidalia Tea Party Tuesday.

"There are four questions I ask myself about all legislation and I'll do that in the U.S. Senate just like I've been doing in the U.S Congress.

*The first one is, is it right?  Does it fit the the Judeo-Christian Biblical principles that our nation was founded upon?

*The second question, is it constitutional in accordance with orginal intent?

*Third, do we need it?

*Fourth, can we afford it?

If all four are yes, I vote for it.  If not, I vote no.  We've got to put this country back on course and we've got to stop this out of control spending that both parties are doing in Washington," Broun says.

The Republican primary in 2014 is attracting a lot of candidates in addtion to Broun.

He and Congressman Phil Gingrey of Marietta have garnered about 15% in a poll released Wednesday with Congressman Jack Kinsgston of Savannah picking up 14% even though he has yet to formally announce his candidacy.

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel picked up nine percent.

Sea Island businessman David Perdue, first cousin of former Governor Sonny Perdue and former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General, got five percent in the survey.

Broun believes his record of opposing increased federal spending sets him apart from his congressional colleagues.

"I alone have the record and have the will to say no to the out of control spending," he says.