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State Representative Alan Seabaugh drops out of national Senate race, endorses Cassidy

State Representative Alan Seabaugh drops out of national Senate race, endorses Cassidy
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POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:04pm

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. M.D. welcomed the endorsement of State Representative Alan Seabaugh (R-District 5) for his candidacy for Louisiana’s U.S Senate in 2014.

“I’m grateful for Alan’s support and look forward to working with him to return Louisiana values back to the U.S. Senate. He’s been unafraid to fight hard for what he believes in the legislature, and I’m happy to have him join our fight to end Mary Landrieu’s rubber stamp for President Obama’s flawed agenda,” said. Rep. Bill Cassidy, M.D.

“I support Bill Cassidy’s run for U.S. Senate and believe all Louisiana Republicans should unite around his effort to take our Senate seat out of the hands of an entrenched Washington insider and return it to the people of Louisiana so that our values, not Barack Obama’s, are represented,” said State Representative Alan Seabaugh.

Here is Seabaugh's full statement:

Since my name was first mentioned as a possible candidate for U.S. Senate, I have received a tremendous amount of encouragement and support from all over Louisiana and around the country. From the beginning, I have said that I would throw my hat into the ring if that is what was best for Louisiana and my family.

What is undoubtedly best for Louisiana is ensuring that Mary Landrieu no longer represents us in the U.S. Senate. Her unwavering support for Barack Obama and his destructive policies has been devastating to many Louisiana families.

From casting the  deciding vote in favor of Obamacare, to voting to take away the rights of Louisiana gun owners and her attacks on the unborn, Mary Landrieu has proven that she does not share the values of most Louisianians. For these and countless other reasons, I am committed to her defeat in 2014.

U.S. Congressman Bill Cassidy has already announced as a candidate to replace her in next year's election. During his tenure in the Louisiana Senate as well as the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Cassidy has been, if not quite a staunch hard-line conservative, at least a solid Republican vote.

In recent weeks, Bill Cassidy has proven something to me and fellow conservatives. He stood with those of us who care about the future of this country by not giving in to President Obama and the liberal big spenders in Congress. This particular stand was important to me, as a conservative. It showed that Bill Cassidy will fight alongside Sen.David Vitter for serious reforms to our spiraling national debt and do all he can to end the Obamacare debacle playing out in front of the nation's eyes.

At this point, the entering of another Republican candidate into the U.S. Senate race would serve only to divide Republicans and conservatives at a time in which we need to all be working together to rid Louisiana and the U.S. Senate of Mary Landrieu once and for all. Accordingly, I will not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate next fall.

I support Bill Cassidy's run for U.S. Senate and believe all Louisiana Republicans should unite around his effort to take our Senate seat out of the hands of an entrenched  Washington insider and return it to the people of Louisiana so that our values, not Barack Obama's, will be represented. 

Alan Seabaugh
Louisiana State Representative, District 5

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