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GOP Legislator Deciding on U.S. Senate Run

Calling the GOP side of the U.S. Senate race still open, Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, said he will decide by the end of this month if he will become a candidate.

He sees that Republican candidate Rob Maness continues to stir conservative resistance to Congressman Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, for being too moderate. Yet he questions if Maness can raise the money to mount an effective challenge. “If some people think I am the answer, it is something I would take a look at,” he said.

Three-Way GOP Race in 5th

Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, may have had a head start in the 5th Congressional District race, but Rep. Jay Morris, R-Monroe, is the first candidate up on TV in the compressed election campaign.

With only three weeks to go until the start of early voting, Riser’s consultant Eric Mahaffey said commercials can be expected soon, with other Riser campaign sources saying possibly within the next 24 hours. Already Riser, like Morris, has been up on local radio. A third Republican, Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway of Forest Hill, said he aims to be on TV in another week.

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