Richard endorses Boustany in runoff against Landry

By By Johnathan Manning / American Press

Three days after finishing third in the 3rd Congressional District election, Democrat Ron Richard officially endorsed Charles

Boustany, a Republican, in the runoff.

Boustany, of Lafayette, faces Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia, in the Dec. 8 runoff vote. Both are incumbents who were pitted against

each other after congressional districts were realigned.

Boustany led Tuesday’s ballot with 45 percent (133,876 votes); Landry finished second with 30 percent (90,576); and Richard

was third with 22 percent (64,604).

“Dr. Boustany has met with me and

convinced me and assured me that he is going to do everything in his

power to address the

concerns of my constituency, which is the working men and women of

Southwest Louisiana,” said Richard, who was at the courthouse

with Boustany on Friday. “He has promised access and an ear to

their concerns.”

“I pledge to stay in close contact with him to address the issues that he’s concerned about and the constituency that voted

for him is concerned about,” Boustany said.