Congressman Joe Wilson (R-Springdale) has filed for re-election, his office announced Friday.
The filing, made at state party head headquarters, came on the first day that candidates statewide could officially file for office.
After his filing, Wilson released the following statement:
"Our nation's economy is broken. President Obama and his liberal allies in the Senate continue to tax and spend. This will only put us further in debt. With an unemployment rate of over eight percent for the past three years and a growing deficit of over fifteen trillion dollars, it is necessary for South Carolinians to send effective leaders to Washington who will stand up for our founding father's values and put our great nation back on the path to prosperity.
"I am committed to standing up for the people of South Carolina's Second Congressional District by fighting to cut Washington's out of control spending and promoting a conservative, private sector growth plan to create jobs. Over the coming months, I look forward to visiting with and seeking the support of the citizens of the Second District."