The former Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina announced his candidacy Monday for the new 7th congressional district.
AndrÃ© Bauer's first stop on his two-day announcement tour was in Darlington.
Bauer says he will grow our economy by creating jobs in the Pee Dee and on the Grand Strand.
"I feel like I have a background very unique for most people who have ever run for Congress because I've served in the Executive Branch. I have a background for doing things like Economic Development , so for me it's not just going to be a part of the legislative branch , you go up to Washington and vote. I want to be more than that. I want to be a diplomat for job creation," states Bauer.
Bauer is traveling around in his grandfather's 1967 van during his announcement tour. He say's it's a rolling petition for better government.
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