Rep. Bill Cassidy plans to run against Landrieu in 2014 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Cassidy plans to run against Landrieu in 2014

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Louisiana Rep. Bill Cassidy announced his plans this week to run against Sen. Mary Landrieu in 2014. 

Political analyst Jim Engster said this may be Landrieu's race to lose being that she's won the Senate seat the past three times.

Engster said people are accustomed to voting for Landrieu. And now, Cassidy plans to challenge her next year.

Engster said Cassidy has a shot at getting the votes he'd need to win. He said Cassidy has the resources for a strong campaign and since he's already a sitting congressman, he's not completely unknown to voters.

Cassidy said it's time for a change and it's time for a Republican to take the position to represent Louisiana.

"Now, President Obama is re-elected and Senator Landrieu votes with him 97 percent of the time. If I think that conservative solutions are the better solutions, then it's kind of my responsibility to step up and try and represent those Louisiana values," Cassidy said.

KPLC will sit down with Cassidy on Thursday to discuss what he will bring to the table if he is elected senator. 

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