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Macon Republican Diane Vann says she's running for Congress this year against Democratic incumbent John Barrow in District 12.

Vann is a nurse who previously ran for Congress in District 8 in 2010, but lost to Austin Scott in the GOP primary.

She says despite not living in District 12, which includes Laurens, Wheeler, and Treutlen counties, she wanted to run against Barrow because of his party affiliation. Although Barrow has a conservative voting record for a Democrat, she felt the district would be better represented by a Republican.

"I'm running for this seat because the Democrat party is following the Communist manifesto and not the Constitution of the United States," she says.

Her biography on her Twitter page describes her as the "author of a new tell-all about how communism infects the Obama administration."

She says her top priority if elected would be tackling the deficit and government spending.

Vann has already filed her paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, and will face two other Republicans in the primary -- Rick Allen and John Stone.

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