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5th Congressional Candidate Profiles

Posted: Updated: Oct 25, 2012 06:12 PM

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On November sixth 5th district Louisiana voters will vote to elect a congressman. "No party" Ron Caesar and "Libertarian" Clay Steven Grant have their eye on Republican Rodney Alexander's congressional seat.

But Alexander says he doesn't want to give it up partly because of his six grandchildren. "I want to do what I can to make life a little better for them, I'm concerned about their future" said U.S. Representative Rodney Alexander.

If re-elected the congressman says he wants to focus on the farm bill and work on the nation's educational system. "We'll continue doing things we've begun" said Alexander.

Challenger Ron Caesar, an accountant and Grambling State University Alum lost in the governors race last year. Caesar says he's unhappy with the incumbent's performance. "When I see someone who is not tending to the business of the people of Louisiana, I don't wait on the next guy, I take action" said Caesar and he says if elected he will focus on education and jobs. "Pro-education because without this we can't attract the proper companies with quality jobs for our people."

Also on the ballot, Clay Steven Grant, a small business owner and Central Louisiana native. "Well I'm tired of sitting on the sidelines and watching our elected officials ruin our great nation" said Grant. If elected Grant says he wants to eliminate the IRS, implement a flat tax and cut spending in Congress. "The first thing we need to propose a bill to balance the federal budget. That's priority number 1" said Grant.

Ultimately voters will decide which of these three men will work at the capital. Incumbent Alexander has held his position as a U.S. Representative for 10 years.

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