An Horry County psychologist has announced a bid to unseat a three-term incumbent congressman.
Bruce Fischer, 69, of Longs, announced Wednesday he would run as a Democrat for the 7th District seat, now held by incumbent Rep. Tom Rice, R-Myrtle Beach.
A Vietnam veteran and retired U.S. Army helicopter pilot, Fischer has operated a psychology practice for the last 23 years. He says the election of Donald Trump as president drove him to get involved in politics.
“Like many Americans, I woke up on November 9, 2016, feeling compelled to do more,” Fischer said in a press release.
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Fischer’s announcement focused on health-care issues.
“Congress should be working to expand healthcare – not take it away from millions,” Fischer said. “(A)s a medical practitioner, I know that Medicare works. Let’s build on the progress we’ve made under Obamacare and work to pass Medicare-for-all legislation.”