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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man says he intends to run on the Republican ticket for Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District seat, currently held by Democrat John Yarmuth.
Dr. Michael Macfarlane said in a news release, "As a practicing physician and surgeon, I am extremely passionate about my profession, and would like to bring my vast experience in the healthcare field to Kentuckians, especially as we are faced with complications from the Affordable Care Act and its effects on Kentucky jobs and small businesses."
His website has a section marked, "Washington is broken," in which Macfarlane asserts, "It is clearer today than ever that Washington doesn't work. Millionaire politicians and rich corporations have taken over our government."
Dr. Macfarlane has practiced urologic surgery at Jewish Hospital, Norton Healthcare, and Baptist East. He's married with one daughter. He is also a Republican activist who is a longtime member of the state GOP's executive committee.
John Yarmuth has represented the Louisville area since 2007 when he defeated Republican incumbent Anne Northup.
Sarah Martin, Treasurer for Yarmuth for Congress, released a statement saying, "Congressman Yarmuth remains engaged in critical national debates over the federal budget and long-term strategies to grow our economy. There will be plenty of time for the 2014 campaign, and he will be fully prepared for any potential challenger."
Republicans hold Kentucky's other five congressional seats as well as both of the state's Senate seats.