Published: Jan 07, 2014 12:06 PM EST
Updated: Jan 07, 2014 5:15 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Former Republican State Representative Paige Kreegel is running for Congress.

He is specifically, to replace Congressman Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession a few weeks ago.

Kreegel made the announcement around 11:00 a.m. at Page Field in Fort Myers.

Rep. Trey Radel is a former WINK-TV news anchor and conservative talk show host on 92.5 Fox News Radio in Fort Myers.