Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) endorsed Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) Wednesday, becoming the first Louisiana Republican congressman to endorse a gubernatorial candidate for the state.
Congressman Higgins endorsed his colleague, Abraham, breaking months of silence during which Republicans have let Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone fight for the Louisiana Republican gubernatorial nomination.
Higgins said Abraham is the “righteous candidate.”
Higgins said in a statement Wednesday:
It has become clear. The path to recovery for Louisiana has now been illuminated. Ralph Abraham is a solid conservative, a dependable ally to President Trump, a very, very good man … and he is my friend. He will defeat John Bel Edwards and the liberal machine. He will bring jobs and economic growth back to Louisiana. We, the people of Louisiana need Ralph Abraham as our next governor. He is my brother. He has my full support.