Competition for Higgins

While it might be a while until we start hearing more chatter about 2018’s congressional races, speculation is already stirring in the 3rd Congressional District.

That’s where freshman Congressman Clay Higgins of Port Barre may face some opposition.

Republican attorney Josh Guillory of Lafayette has been raising money since January and has $46,000 in his campaign war chest, according to the FEC.

Guillory describes himself as a “constitutional and family law attorney.”

That tally normally wouldn’t catch a second look, but Higgins himself had just $44,000 in the bank as of June 30, with an additional $10,000 in debts owed by his committee.

Not to be outdone in the 3rd, Democrats are making a hard push for Dr. Phillip Conner of Lake Charles, a family medicine and sleep specialist.

He is said to be seriously considering the race, but would only do it with a “first rate campaign team.”

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