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Rep. Boustany readying for announcement on US Senate race

1 year 2 months 1 day ago November 23, 2015 Nov 23, 2015 Monday, November 23 2015 November 23, 2015 4:12 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - Two of Louisiana's congressmen are making it clear they intend to run for the U.S. Senate next year, after Republican David Vitter announced he won't seek re-election.

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, a Republican from Lafayette, released a statement Monday saying he'll have a formal Senate candidacy announcement event soon in which he'll outline his vision for Louisiana.

After Boustany's statement, Republican U.S. Rep. John Fleming of Minden followed up with one of his own, saying he, too, will make his Senate race announcement "in the near future."

Vitter decided against running for a third term after he was soundly defeated in Saturday's election for governor.

Other Republicans eyeing the Senate race include Treasurer John Kennedy, Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Rob Maness, who ran unsuccessfully for Senate last year.

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