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Boustany won't challenge Landrieu in '14 Senate race

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago March 05, 2013 Mar 5, 2013 Tuesday, March 05 2013 March 05, 2013 1:57 PM in News
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press
By: Trey Schmaltz

LAFAYETTE- Count at least one person out of the race for Senate next year.

Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who represents a large section of South and Southwestern Louisiana, said he would not challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.
Landrieu will run for re-election.

A spokesperson for Boustany said, while the Congressman was encouraged to run against Landrieu in 2014, he is dedicated to the job he has now: working in the 3rd Congressional District.

In Washington, D.C., Boustany works on the House Ways and Means Committee. Running for Senate would have meant he would risk being bumped from Congress.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday, other Republicans said to be eyeing a run include Baton Rouge-based U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. Also, U.S. Rep. John Fleming (north Louisiana), Chas Roemer the state education board president along with Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne.

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