Baton Rouge activist says he will challenge Kennedy for the Senate | News

Luke Mixon, a former Navy pilot, announced his intention to run against Kennedy in October.

Chambers ran for Congress in 2021, campaigning to replace Cedric Richmond, who left his 2nd District seat to join the Biden administration. With a campaign using social media and with less money than his opponents, Chambers secured a solid third place finish but narrowly missed a second round that was ultimately won by Democrat Troy Carter of New Orleans.

In announcing his candidacy this week, Chambers outlined policies including support for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan, advocacy for voting rights and a national “Medicare for all” health plan.

In Kennedy, the two Democrats face someone who has proven popular with voters, a former elected state treasurer backed by former President Donald Trump in a state Trump won with 58% of the vote in 2020. Kennedy had $ 9.7 million in campaign money last time around. fall, according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Chambers’ report from September 30, 2021 showed around $ 170 on hand after spending around $ 400,000 on the House race. The FEC did not have data from the Mixon campaign committee on Wednesday.

The election for the US Senate is scheduled for November 8.

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