Cassidy announces Senate bid in online video
BATON ROUGE - Rep. Bill Cassidy officially announced his plans to run for the U.S. Senate this morning.
Cassidy made the announcement in a video posting to his website, along with his wife, Laura.
He will challenge Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who will be running for her fourth term in office.
During the announcement, Cassidy said he would fight wasteful spending of tax dollars and would work to protect Second Amendment rights.
He also plans to challenge the federal health care law, in favor of policies that provide affordable coverage without government mandates.
Elections for the Senate race will take place next November.