Louisiana PAC trying to elect more conservative lawmakers

Published: Aug. 29, 2019 at 11:21 AM CDT
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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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