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Rep. Michael Echols considering a run for 5th Congressional District seat

Courtesy: KNOE 8 News
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Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 6:39 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - State Representative Michael Echols is considering a run for the 5th Congressional District seat.

Echols says he will only run if Julia Letlow, the wife of the late U.S. Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, and Ralph Abraham decide not to run.

Letlow passed away almost a week ago after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

The seat will remain vacant until a special election is held in March. Qualifying for the election begins on January 20, 2021.

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