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SC pastor announces bid to unseat Rep. Clyburn

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SUMTER, SC (AP) -

A Sumter pastor says he wants the Republican Party's nod to run against U.S. Rep. James Clyburn in South Carolina's 6th District.

The Rev. Leon Winn made his announcement at the Sumter County Judicial Center on Tuesday

Winn is a 58-year-old Air Force veteran and says he has been the pastor of Rock Hill Baptist Church in Manning for about 15 years.

Winn said he wants to break the gridlock in Congress. He says he believes in free enterprise, jobs, and not handouts.

If he wins the GOP nomination in June, Winn would most likely face the long-serving incumbent Democrat Clyburn.

Winn ran as the Republican candidate for state senator last year, falling to then-state Rep. Kevin L. Johnson Jr., D-Manning.

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