Former Washington Redskin tight end Clint Didier announced today that he is running for Congress. Didier, who is a farmer in the Franklin County town of Eltopia announced today that he will enter the race to succeed Congressman Doc Hastings, who announced last week that he will not seek an eleventh term in Congress.

This is not Didier first try at public office. He ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for the Senate in 2010, and in 2012 he ran for Washington Public Lands Commissioner, losing to Peter Goldmark.

Didier said he would seek push for limited government.

Didier was born into a farm family in Eltopia. He won two Super Bowl rings with the Washington Redskins.

Didier joins fellow Republican Gavin Seim of Ephrata in the race.  Other potential candidates to succeed Hastings include, former Washington State Agriculture Director Dan Newhouse, and current 13th District State Senator Janea' Holmquist Newbry.