Rep. Paul Broun. (Gregory Smith/AP)

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) will run for the Senate in 2014, he announced Wednesday afternoon. Broun is the first candidate to officially declare his candidacy for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R).

“We must have someone to lead the fight to stop this madness, and restore fiscal restraint to our nation’s capital. Georgia needs a senator who will take a stand to stop the irresponsible spending. I’ll be that leader," Broun said.