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Caroline Fayard joins Louisiana senate race as first Democratic candidate

Caroline Fayard (Source: Fayard's campaign website) Caroline Fayard (Source: Fayard's campaign website)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) -

A New Orleans lawyer is the first Democrat to join the race for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat, currently held by David Vitter.

Caroline Fayard kicked off her campaign saying she represents a "new generation of leadership." 

Fayard has never held an elected office and lost the race for lieutenant governor in 2010 against Jay Dardenne. 

She joined four Republicans who are already in the race: U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, U.S. Rep. John Fleming, State Treasurer John Kennedy and retired Col. Rob Maness.  

Vitter is not running for re-election.  

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