81°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Mon
79°
57°
0%
Tue
81°
59°
0%
Wed
83°
65°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

GOP field crowded for 6th Congressional District

9 months ago Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:45:40 PM CDT July 08, 2014 Tuesday, July 08 2014 Jul 8, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The eight Republicans vying for the open 6th District congressional seat are trying to highlight differences among their personal resumes, as they strike largely similar policy positions.

In a debate Tuesday, held by the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish, the contenders described themselves as conservatives who oppose the federal health care law and think President Barack Obama has overreached his authority.

GOP candidates include retired Navy captain Bob Bell, state Sen. Dan Claitor, software company owner Paul Dietzel, tax attorney Cassie Felder, former state coastal chief Garret Graves, physical therapist Craig McCulloch, former LSU football player and teacher Trey Thomas, and state Rep. Lenar Whitney.

The contenders seemed to agree they were competing in November's election for a December runoff spot against Democrat former Gov. Edwin Edwards.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Sunny
85°
64°
Mon
Mostly Sunny
79°
57°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
81°
59°
Wed
Mostly Sunny
83°
65°
Thu
T-Storms
87°
69°