Louisiana PAC trying to elect more conservative lawmakers
A Louisiana political organization trying to elect more conservative Republicans to the state House and Senate is focusing on two dozen legislative races in this fall's election.
The Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority is putting its support behind Republican candidates for 10 Senate and 14 House seats.
The PAC led by Attorney General Jeff Landry and U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is targeting three incumbent lawmakers for ouster, including GOP Sen. Ryan Gatti of Bossier Parish.
The committee is working to flip seven seats currently held by white Democrats to Republican control and to replace moderate GOP lawmakers with those who will shift the Legislature rightward.
The PAC particularly wants to build a new configuration of the Senate as term limits are forcing out many long-time Republican Senate moderates.
The candidates backed by the organization, all Republicans, are:
Cameron Henry, District 9
Kirk Talbot, District 10
Reid Falconer, District 11
Beth Mizell (incumbent), District 12
Michael Fesi, District 20
Heather Cloud, District 28
Mike Reese, District 30
Stewart Cathey, District 33
Robert Mills, District 36
Barry Milligan, District 38
Thomas Pressly, District 6 (won without opposition)
Michael Echols, District 14 (won without opposition)
Gabe Firment, District 22
Daryl Deshotel, District 28
Dewith Carrier, District 32
Rhonda Butler, District 38
Reggie Bagala, District 54
Bryan Fontenot, District 55
Scott McKnight, District 68
Jonathan Davis, District 71
Larry Frieman, District 74
Phillipp Bedwell, District 75
Charles Henry, District 82
Timothy Kerner, District 84
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