Two candidates put up their money and signed on the dotted line in the first hour of the qualifying period for the race to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Troy Hebert, who was appointed commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco Control last month.
State Reps. Simone Champagne and Fred Mills, both Republicans after a party switch earlier this week by Mills and in June by Champagne, are the first to qualify for the race. The special election has been called Jan. 22 with a runoff, if necessary, on Feb. 19.
Do some fact checking on OpenSecrets.org and see how much “change and growth” Fred Mills has supported. He has donated money to the likes of Cedric Richmond, Don Cazayoux and Don Cravins, Jr. You can’t get much more left of left than with a politician like Richmond. Is this what we want representing District 22 in Baton Rouge?