US Senate candidates address crowd in Baton Rouge

US Senate candidates address crowd in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Three contenders, in the United States Senate in Louisiana, met Saturday at a convention in Baton Rouge.

Rep. Bill Cassidy, Senator Mary Landrieu, and Ret. Col. Rob Maness each spoke for about 15 minutes to around 800 people assembled at the River Center. The forum was part of the Louisiana Municipal Association Convention attended by mayors and city council members from around the state.

“Frankly I think I'm running because I think we have better ideas. Better ideas in healthcare, better ideas in the economy, better ideas in how we relate to Washington DC.,” said Cassidy.

Cassidy said he is in the race for the Senate because he believes Louisiana can do better, but Sen. Landrieu said that Louisiana already has a strong hold in the UD Senate.

“Louisiana has clout in Washington, it doesn't belong to me, it belongs to the people of Louisiana, we've earned it together and we should not give it up lightly,” said Landrieu.

Maness said he wants to continued solutions for the state and its citizens.

“We've done ten and we’ve got forty more town halls to do to continue to carry our message and out positive solutions for Louisiana,” Maness commented.

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