Last Modified: Friday, November 09, 2012 7:20 PM
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.