Baton Rouge lawmaker Bill Cassidy says he just had his best fundraising quarter yet in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently being held by Mary Landrieu. The Baton Rouge lawmaker's campaign is reporting they raised more than $1.2 million in the first quarter of this year.

This support reflects a strong desire to change the direction in Washington.

"We have received incredible support from people throughout Louisiana," says Cassidy. "This support reflects a strong desire to change the direction in Washington. Louisiana wants a Senator that stands for job creation, domestic energy development and repealing Obamacare and replacing it with patient-centered solutions. Louisiana wants a Senator that believes in the abilities of its citizens - not a rubber stamp for the President and the expanding bureaucracy and regulations that are interfering with job growth and intimate aspects of their lives."

U.S. Rep. Cassidy currently says he's received contributions from more than 6,000 individual Louisiana donors. He has more than $5 million cash on hand.