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Landry gets support from GOP leaders

2 years ago October 02, 2012 Oct 2, 2012 Tuesday, October 02 2012 Tuesday, October 02, 2012 2:56:22 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry has picked up the backing of Republican Party leaders from two-thirds of the parishes in the newly-drawn 3rd Congressional District, as he seeks to oust fellow GOP incumbent congressman, Charles Boustany.

Landry announced Tuesday that he's been endorsed by the Republican Party executive committees in Acadia, Iberia, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes.

The endorsements line up support from parish GOP hierarchy as Landry works to chip away Boustany's advantage in a district redesign that favors Boustany because it contains much of his prior district.

The two congressmen were forced into the same district when Louisiana lost a congressional seat after the latest U.S. Census, a rare contest this election cycle in which sitting lawmakers are running against each other.

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