State Sen. Andrew Brock has thrown his hat in the ring for the redrawn 13 District Congressional seat:

Brock, a seven-term senator, says his experience in the General Assembly is a good fit for Congress.

“Our economy is exploding here because we’ve cut taxes, shrunk government, slashed regulations and provided the people with affordable energy and increased funding for education, and I intend to take those conservative values to Congress so we can defend our Christian values and balance the budget,” Brock said in a news release. “I’ll also fight to close down our porous borders and take the fight to terrorists like ISIS.”

Brock believes he’s a strong candidate for the seat because his state Senate district lines up well with the redrawn 13th. N&O also reports Greensboro Republican Rep. Jon Hardister says “he’s interested in a run.”