U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (R-Ga) launched his U.S. Senate campaign website today, where he explains his views on hot button issues such as health care and immigration, lists his voting record and warns his supporters that the "political elites and mainstream media" will fight his candidacy because of Broun's conservative views.
The congressman, who represents Georgia's 10th congressional district, is running in a crowded field of Republicans to replace retiring senior Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga).
"Our federal government is out of control," said Broun in a video message on his "BROUN for US Senate" website. "The bigger it gets the less compatible it is with individual liberty. Big government costs too much, taxes too much, spends too much, regulates too much, and borrows too much.
"The federal government is far too intrusive and abusive. Both parties are guilty. This must stop."
Broun is known for his strict conservative views, both fiscal and social. He has a 96 percent rating from the National Taxpayers Union, he supports a balanced-budget amendment to the constitution as well as a federal marriage amendment, defining marriage as union between one man and one woman.
Broun also voted against the 2008 TARP bill and the 2009 Recovery Act, strongly criticizing the costs of both.
The lawmaker, who is still practicing medicine, has been an outspoken opponent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and came out with a rival legislation, the Patient OPTION Act.
Broun has a record of going against the Republican establishment; in 2013 he voted against John Boehner's (R-Ohio) reelection as speaker of the House. Most recently, he supported the federal government shutdown to defund ACA.
Broun, an evangelical Christian, gained national exposure for his comments about evolution and creationism.
“All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell,” he said in 2012 at a banquet in Hartwell, Georgia.
The Georgia lawmaker, who is a chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee for the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, also believes that the world was literally created in six days and that it is less than 9000 years old.