U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy announced to NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune Thursday that his 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

"Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer," the Cassidy campaign said in a statement to the newspaper. "Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous addition to our family. Our daughter now faces a more challenging future than her peers. She has our unconditional love and support."

No additional information was provided, and the campaign has not responded to further questions on the matter.

Cassidy's daughter is preparing for her senior year at a Baton Rouge high school, the newspaper reported.

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