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SC's Campbell announces congressional candidacy

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - A well-known political name in South Carolina is back on the ballot.

Republican Carroll Campbell III announced Wednesday that he's running for the Republican nomination in the state's 1st Congressional District.

Campbell is the son of the late-Gov. Carroll Campbell, who is credited with helping build the modern Republican Party in the state.

Campbell is seeking the nomination for the coastal seat now held by fellow-Republican Henry Brown. It's also Gov. Mark Sanford's former seat.

The younger Campbell told reporters the district deserves better than Brown, who he says is part of an out-of-control spending frenzy in Washington.

Brown said Wednesday he will seek re-election to a sixth term. He says he has more experience than Campbell.

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