By Cameron Joseph - 07/24/13 06:24 PM EDT
"If we want different results from Washington, we just have to send a different kind of person to Washington," he says in his announcement video. "I'm ready to use my private-sector experience to help get big government out of the way and unleash the power of our American economy."
Perdue joins Reps. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R) in the race, which has the potential to be a messy primary. Democrats are already coalescing around philanthropist Michelle Nunn (D) as their choice in the Republican-leaning state.