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Paul Hollis Endorses Former GOP Opponent In U.S. Senate Race

Paul Hollis Endorses Former GOP Opponent In U.S. Senate Race

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has picked up support for his U.S. Senate campaign from a former GOP competitor.

Rep. Paul Hollis, the St. Tammany Parish state lawmaker who recently dropped out of the race, announced Monday that he is endorsing Cassidy in the Nov. 4 election, instead of tea party favorite Rob Maness.

Hollis issued a statement saying Cassidy will "represent our conservative Louisiana values" in the Senate.

Cassidy and Maness are trying to unseat Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu, who is seeking a fourth term in office. Cassidy is running with support of the GOP establishment.

If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote in November, the top two vote-getters advance to a Dec. 6 runoff.

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