Second GOPer signs up to face Rep. Boyd

Republicans have signed up another challenger to a Blue Dog Democrat, as attorney Charlie Ranson on Friday announced his candidacy against Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.).

Ranson joins GOP businessman Steve Southerland, who runs a chain of funeral homes and announced for the race last week.

"We’re facing a crisis today from professional politicians who believe that the American way is to spend money we don’t have, allow government to tax us out of money we don’t have, and burden our children with debt they can’t possibly repay,” Ranson said.

Ranson is a former assistant Attorney General in the state and was staff director for regulatory reform in the Florida House.

Boyd already faces a primary challenge from state Senate Minority Leader Al Lawson, but Lawson hasn't raised much money so far.

Boyd's district went for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by nine points in 2008, but Boyd hasn't been threatened in recent years.