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Louisiana Senate race draws its first Democratic candidate

Louisiana Senate race draws its first Democratic candidate

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's U.S. Senate race has its first Democratic contender.

New Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard, who has never held elected office, announced her campaign Thursday, saying she represents a "new generation of leadership."

Fayard ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2010, and has been eyeing another political race since that loss. She's describing herself as an anti-abortion, pro-business Democrat.

Four Republicans have announced plans to compete for the seat on the November ballot: U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, U.S. Rep. John Fleming, Treasurer John Kennedy and retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness.
GOP incumbent Sen. David Vitter, who lost a bid for the Louisiana governor's race last November, decided not to run for re-election to the Senate.

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