Skip to comments.La. GOP sounds call to arms
Posted on 06/11/2008 12:12:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Three potential candidates, including a new entrant, into this falls 6th Congressional District race sounded a sense of urgency Saturday for Republican recapture of the seat that fell to Democratic hands last month.
Republicans lost the Baton Rouge-area district to Democrat Don Cazayoux, of New Roads, in a special election to fill the remainder of U.S. Rep. Richard Bakers term. The seat, which had been in the GOP column since 1975, will be up for grabs again this fall.
Businesswoman Laurinda Calongne and former state Rep. Woody Jenkins candidates in the race Cazayoux won told the Republican State Central Committee that the GOP must prepare for an infusion of Democrat campaign cash and new voters in this presidential election year.
Calongne said the 6th District race alone would cost Republicans $4 million. Jenkins said Republicans must be prepared to combat voter registration drives being mounted around Democrat Barack Obamas presidential campaign.
We have to have a sense of urgency, said state Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Baton Rouge physician who told the GOP crowd he is definitely in the 6th District race.
Our Republican Party is being challenged like its never been challenged before, losing this congressional seat will add to that, said Cassidy.
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Hopefully, Woody Jenkins will drop out. He never should have lost this race in the first place.
Hopefully if won’t be a messy primary.