(CNN) – Paul Thurmond, the youngest son of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, has officially jumped in the race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Brown in South Carolina’s 1st congressional district.
In announcing his bid, the Republican cited a love of public service instilled in him by his father – a legendary political figure who served as South Carolina governor and senator along with running for president in 1948 on a segregationist platform.
Thurmond, a 34-year old attorney, had formed an exploratory committee earlier this month. He sounded a populist note in his announcement.
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