POSTED: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:05pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 4:44pm
BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) -- There's another victory for the Republican party in Congress. U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy has called the race against democratic opponent, Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. That announcement came from his headquarters at the Crowne Plaza. Cassidy is the incumbent Congressman for the 6th Congressional District
William "Bill" Cassidy (R) 66% 138,552
Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. (D) 34% 72,537
520 of 520 Precincts Reporting
Letter from Bill Cassidy: Tonight, the people of the Sixth Congressional District stood up and strongly reinforced the message we're hearing across America: that the principles that made this nation great - limited government, free enterprise, and individual opportunity - are the principles that will carry our nation forward into prosperity and security for future generations.
Laura and I are deeply honored to have the support and confidence of so many friends and supporters. We could not have done it without your help. You are the reason for our success. Thank you for being part of our team.
As we watched the election returns come in tonight, I was reminded of a woman who came to our town hall meeting in Walker this summer. About half way through, she stood up, and explained that she'd sat in traffic for an hour to be there. She didn't mind the traffic, and even though she'd never been involved in politics before, she said she needed to be there to make her voice heard.
She stood up, and delivered the sort of wisdom that is common in Louisiana, but all too rare in Washington. She explained that entrepreneurs create jobs, that doctors and nurses provide health care, that families rear children, and that spending leads to debt.
It is because of people like her in Louisiana and all across this country that I am hopeful and optimistic for our future. I keep on my desk an Alexander Hamilton quote that reads, "Here sir, the People govern." Tonight, we are witnessing the American people govern.
- Bill Cassidy