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Cassidy launches campaign commercials this week

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Senate hopeful Bill Cassidy will launch his first campaign commercial this week. The current Sixth Congressional Representative wants to oust Mary Landrieu this fall. In the first of our candidate profiles, we sat down with Cassidy and discussed some of the issues he'll address as Election Day draws near.

He's already a U.S. Representative, but now he's got his eye on a senate seat. Bill Cassidy said he wants to make the move in congress, so republicans can take back the senate.

“Senator Landrieu supports Barack Obama 97-percent of the time. That is about how often I disagree with President Obama,” Cassidy said.   

 A physician by trade, Cassidy is opposed to the Affordable Healthcare Act. But that's not the only criticism he has for our Commander in Chief, like the recent Taliban prisoner exchange.

"First let’s say there are some issues with the sergeant's record in Afghanistan, those issues will come out. What is clear though is that the president ignored congress even though the law explicitly says he has to give a 30 day advance notice," Cassidy said.  

Cassidy also argues the new EPA regulations will cost Louisiana jobs. Under the new regulations, power plants in Louisiana will have to decrease their carbon emissions by 40 percent. 

“This means that if your power comes from an utility company that has coal, a coal burning plant, your utility rates are about to rise. If you work for that utility, it’s possibly your job is endangered," Cassidy said.

Cassidy also said, as a nation, we are indebted to those who served our country.

"The fact that bureaucrats would keep a secret list, in which veterans reportedly prematurely died. But they kept a secret list so they could continue to get their bonuses. That is maddening,” Cassidy said.

Cassidy's current district is in south Louisiana. He said, if elected, he will tour the state to hear the concerns of all of his constituents, old and new.

Cassidy is only one of several candidates in this u-s senate race. Tea party candidate Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.) , State Representative Paul Hollis and libertarian Brannon McMorris are also vying to unseat incumbent Mary Landrieu.
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