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Sign-up begins for 5th District congressional race

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Candidates seeking to run for the open 5th District congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana have three days to sign up for the race.

The qualifying period opens Monday morning at the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office and runs through Wednesday.

At least four state lawmakers have said they intend to run: two Republicans, Sen. Neil Riser and Rep. Jay Morris, and two Democrats, Reps. Marcus Hunter and Robert Johnson.

Others still were deciding whether to jump into the race.
Congressman Rodney Alexander is resigning from the seat in September to become veterans secretary for Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.

The 5th District covers all or part of 24 parishes across northeast Louisiana, through much of central Louisiana and including all the areas that run along the Mississippi state line.


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