South Carolina Preacher to challenge Democrat Rep. Clyburn

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 03:14 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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A preacher who grew up as one of 12 children in a dirt-poor Georgia family was to declare his candidacy Tuesday for South Carolina’s 6th District congressional seat.

The Rev. Leon Winn will run as a Republican in 2014 against U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, a Democrat who now holds the position and who was House Majority Whip from 2007 to 2011, The State newspaper reports.

Winn, pastor of Rockhill Baptist Church in Manning, is a U.S. Air Force veteran.

“The only way to bring about change in our country is to change the people we are electing to Congress,” he said in a press release, according to The State.

“It’s time to clean house and get this district working again.”

Winn ran unsuccessfully for the Palmetto State's Senate District 36 seat last year.

The seventh of 12 children, Winn was raised in Midway, Ga., south of Savannah.

In an interview with The Manning Times last year, Winn said his family "was the poorest in the community,” with his house so ramshackle it had plastic windows.

“I could drop a tree at age 10. I’ve always worked. I’m not afraid of hard work,” he told the newspaper.

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