John Kennedy's Blog
BATON ROUGE, La--Former Lafayette Mayor-President today endorsed John Kennedy in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Durel joins more than 100 elected officials from throughout Louisiana from all levels of state and local government in supporting John as Louisiana's next U.S. Senator.
"I have great respect for the work John Kennedy has done as Treasurer," said Durel. "His support and guidance have been invaluable to the people of Lafayette and the growth of our city. He will make Louisiana proud as our Senator."
"Mayor-President Durel and I enjoyed a great working relationship during his time in office," said Kennedy. "I'll be turning to him to help turn out the vote in Acadiana. As your Senator, I'll make Louisiana taxpayers my top priority."
BATON ROUGE, La. – John Kennedy today applauded the efforts of U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy to pass the “American Energy and Conservation Act.” Cassidy’s bill would have benefited Louisiana by providing for more revenue sharing for states involved in existing or future energy production.
This legislation would have generated hundreds of thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars in additional revenue, a portion of which would go to Louisiana for coastal conservation efforts.
The bill received the support of the majority of the Senate in a 51-47 vote, but fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bill.
“Today’s outcome shows why every vote in the Senate is important,” said Kennedy. “I’m focused on growing our economy, bringing back our oil and gas jobs, and restoring our coastline. My opponent has spent 30 years pushing new taxes on our energy sector. I will always put Louisiana’s interests first, and will fight to protect our state.”
Baton Rouge, LA--Congressman Charles Boustany today endorsed John Kennedy in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Congressman Boustany joins U.S. Senators David Vitter and Bill Cassidy, Congressman John Fleming, Attorney General Jeff Landry, and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser in supporting Kennedy for U.S. Senate.