POSTED: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:25am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:00am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Senator David Vitter announced today that he’s endorsing Billy Nungesser in the race for Lt. Governor. He did so at a press conference held just after 10 a.m. at Mike Anderson's Restaurant in Baton Rouge.
Nungesser announced his intentions to run for Lt. Governor on June 20, 2011 . He says the reason is because current Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne did not do a good enough job during the BP oil spill.
Dardenne responded to Nungesser’s announcement by making note that Nungesser was a supporter of his when he ran for Lt. Governor in 2010.
We will have more on this story on NBC33 News at 5 p.m.