Republican Representative Charles Boustany took to his Facebook page to announce his intent to run for David Vitter's seat in the U.S. Senate.

Louisiana deserves a United States Senator who can lead in times of challenge, offer conservative, workable solutions to complex problems, and bring unity in times of division. As a cardiovascular surgeon, I spent nearly thirty years caring for the sick and serving our community. As a United States Congressman, I have achieved the largest legislative repeal of ‪‎ObamaCare‬ to date, brought two new ‪veterans‬ clinics to Louisiana, stopped congressional leadership from robbing funding for our ports, and led the fight against the Obama Administration’s war on Louisiana ‪‎energy‬.

 

After careful deliberation with family and friends, I am planning a formal announcement event in my hometown of Lafayette in the near future. I look forward to outlining my vision for Louisiana and how I intend to help lead our state to the bright future I know lies before us.

Vitter announced after losing Saturday night's gubernatorial election that he will not run for the Senate again next year. Stay with KPEL for the latest news on Boustany's bid for the US Senate.