Obama backs Adrian Perkins for Louisiana’s US Senate seat

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Published: Sep. 26, 2020 at 3:20 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has endorsed Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race.

Obama’s support for Perkins came in a list of dozens of endorsements for Democratic candidates in the Nov. 3 election that the former president released Friday on Twitter. It was Obama’s only endorsement for a congressional candidate in Louisiana on the list.

Perkins is challenging Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy in a long-shot bid to unseat the incumbent. Perkins is one of five Democratic contenders and is the highest-profile challenger to Cassidy.

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