Senate 2016: Mary Landrieu to Be Challenged by Bill Cassidy

The battle for the 2016 Senate is heating up as Rep. Bill Cassidy will announce today he is running for the Louisiana Senate seat held by Mary Landrieu.  

Cassidy is a doctor from Baton Rouge who previously served in the state Senate.  Louisiana doesn’t have a typical primary system, instead using a jungle primary where all candidates are up for a vote with the top two candidates heading to a run-off.  

Louisiana’s other Senator, David Vitter is expected to run for governor when Bobby Jindal is term-limited out.  Vitter has not made any endorsement for Landrieu’s seat yet, as other candidates might throw their hats in the ring.  Two tea-party favorites, Former Congressman Jeff Landry and Rep. John Fleming could enter the race. 

Keep your eye on Louisiana.