Skip to comments.Christian leader open to run for Vitter's seat (FRC's Tony Perkins)
Posted on 01/22/2014 5:08:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has some harsh criticism for Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the GOP establishments chosen candidate to take on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) this year.
But he also left the door open to jumping into the race himself or running for Sen. David Vitters (R-La.) seat, if Vitter wins his gubernatorial bid in 2015.
Speaking to The Hill during Wednesdays March for Life anti-abortion rally on the National Mall, Perkins said Cassidy cant win against Landrieu because hes not a staunch enough conservative.
I think his problem is his record. Hes been pretty weak on the issues. If the Republicans want to win, they actually need to find a stronger candidate, he said.
Cassidy is facing two other Republicans in the race, state Rep. Paul Hollis and Air Force veteran Rob Maness, both of whom are jockeying for a position as the conservative alternative to the congressman.
But asked whether a stronger candidate had emerged in the race, Perkins said not that has come to the forefront yet. And pressed on whether that candidate could be him, Perkins said only not at this time.(continued)
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Tony Perkins? That would drive the left NUTS! Can you imagine? Senator Perkins? hahaha
Since Elbert Guillory is running for Lt. Governor last I heard, this field is pretty open. I welcome a run by Perkins, at least at this early stage. The rats have nobody to run in the state. I guess Mitch Landreaiu could try to enter the senate as his sister is kicked out, but his digs down on the bayou are pretty nice right now, so I doubt it.
Perkins to run if Vitter gets elected Governor ?
Perkins has already been defeated for this seat — in 2002.
Cassidy is very intelligent, it seems, but lacks the fire in the belly to prevail. He is not that interesting to listen to on the radio. But he would be far better than Landrieu.