State Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport) announced Sunday in an email to supporters that he will not enter the 2014 U.S. Senate race to unseat Mary Landrieu.
Seabaugh is endorsing one of the two current Republican challengers, Baton Rouge Congressman Bill Cassidy.
"In recent weeks, Bill Cassidy has proven something to me and fellow conservatives," Seabaugh said. "He stood with those of us who care about the future of this country by not giving in to President Obama and the liberal big spenders in Congress. This particular stand was important to me as a conservative. It showed that Bill Cassidy will fight alongside Sen. David Vitter for serious reforms to our spiraling national debt and do all he can to end the Obamacare debacle playing out in front of the nation's eyes.”
Seabaugh also said that other Republican candidates in the race would only serve to help Landrieu get re-elected. Those candidates would "serve only to divide Republicans and conservatives at a time in which we need to all be working together to rid Louisiana and the U.S. Senate of Mary Landrieu once and for all."
Seabaugh was expected to make a decision about the Senate race in early 2014.
Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness of Madisonville is also in the race.
Last month, in an interview with the Shreveport Times, Seabaugh said that Cassidy wasn’t Conservative enough to beat Landrieu.
Addressing rumors then that he might enter the race, Seabaugh said, “The Candidate who’s going to challenge Mary Landrieu is not in the race yet.”