Republican congressman Bill Cassidy will run for Senate in Louisiana in 2014, the Associated Press reports. Cassidy will be the first major GOP candidate to enter the race to challenge sitting Democrat Mary Landrieu. The AP has more:
Cassidy, a Baton Rouge doctor elected to Congress in 2008, will release a video Wednesday announcing his candidacy.
The video was provided to The Associated Press by someone associated with the Cassidy campaign who asked not to be named because the announcement had not been made public.
In the video, Cassidy describes Landrieu as too close politically to President Barack Obama, who remains unpopular in Louisiana.
A PPP poll from February showed Cassidy polling 10 points behind Landrieu.