US Rep. Bill Cassidy officially announces run for US Senate

Congressman Bill Cassidy, R-LA
Congressman Bill Cassidy, R-LA

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Congressman Bill Cassidy is officially running for US Senate in 2014.

Cassidy made the announcement Wednesday morning on WAFB. He is challenging US Sen. Mary Landrieu, who will be seeking a fourth term.

Cassidy said Landrieu's politics are too aligned with President Barack Obama's and that Louisiana conservatives need a voice. The Senate race is still 19 months away.

Cassidy, a Republican doctor from Baton Rouge, was elected to Congress in 2008 and won re-election in 2010 and 2012.

Landrieu is one of only two Democrats from Louisiana on Capitol Hill.

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