George LeMieux announces run for US Senate…by changing his Twitter avatar?

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A day after the President announced his re-election by sharing a campaign video he doesn’t appear in, Florida US Senate candidate George LeMieux announced he was running…by changing his Twitter avatar?

***Update***: LeMieux has since sent out the following press release and unveiled his campaign website.

Former U.S. Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) today announced his candidacy for the United States Senate.

In making his announcement, LeMieux said:

?merica is in a crisis and we must put a stop to out of control spending. Our government is broke and far too many Floridians are out of work.

I am running for the U.S. Senate because I believe the stakes have never been higher. This crisis cannot wait for our children and grandchildren?we must have the courage to make the tough choices TODAY to save our future. We cannot afford politicians who continue to spend this country into ruin.

Bill Nelson, like most career politicians, is part of the problem. Year in and year out, Bill Nelson has voted for bloated budgets, bigger bureaucracy, higher taxes, and has driven government into nearly every aspect of our lives.

I care too much about my four children, the people of Florida, and this great nation to sit on the sidelines. For too long, politicians have made the easy choice and refused to do anything about our overspending. Florida needs another common sense voice to join Senator Rubio in Washington and put this country back on track.?

BACKGROUND: George served in the United States Senate for 16 months to fill out the remainder of Mel Martinez? term. In that time, he encouraged his colleagues to focus on reducing spending and the national debt, and introduced legislation to roll back federal spending to 2007 levels.

George was recognized by several leading conservative groups for his work to lower taxes, end wasteful earmark spending and fight for small businesses. Several of his legislative priorities were signed into law, including legislation to reduce Medicare fraud.

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