"I'm in," George LeMieux told the St. Petersburg Times, in announcing his candidacy for U.S. Senate. "I'm in because the country and our government is on the risk of failure. This is a crisis. I saw it up close. If we don't rein in the spending we're going to melt the economy. I can't stand by on the sidelines and let that happen."
Adam C. Smith, St. Petersburg Times political editor