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Rev. Jody Hice Runs for Congress

Controversal minister says he wants to run for congress.

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia minister known for
challenging the barriers between church and state is running for a congressional seat in next week's primary runoff elections.

The Rev. Jody Hice of Bethlehem is wooing Republican voters in northern Georgia's 7th District. On Tuesday they will select a nominee to succeed retiring GOP Rep. John Linder.

Hice faces Rob Woodall, Linder's former chief of staff, in the runoff. They were the top finishers out of eight Republicans in the July 20 primary.

Hice has fought the American Civil Liberties Union over Ten Commandments displays in courthouses and dared the IRS to come after his Baptist church by endorsing John McCain in a sermon.

Now he's turning heads with billboards that use a Soviet
hammer-and-sickle to imply President Barack Obama is a socialist.

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