Promising to shake up Congress to make it more responsive to the public, John Ashcroft made it official on Sunday that he's a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate.
Ashcroft, who left office 13 months ago after eight years as governor, pledged to be willing to take on the federal government to push for the changes that he believes many Americans want.
"People have demanded welfare reform. Congress has responded with mushrooming entitlements," Ashcroft said in an interview Friday. "People want spending limits and presidential line-item vetoes, and Congress stonewalls.
"People want term limits, and Congress passes laws that the Congress doesn't have to …