Campaign 2010

May 03, 2008

Van Hollen’s Statement on Don Cazayoux’s Special Election Runoff Win in LA-06

DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement on Don Cazayoux’s victory in the special election runoff in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.  With tonight’s win, the Democratic majority in Congress has expanded to 235-198.   


“Congratulations to Don Cazayoux on his hard fought victory. Don’s independence and commitment to putting middle class Louisianans first inspired people from across the political spectrum to support his fight for change.


“For the second time this cycle, Republicans were reminded that ‘all politics is local.’  House Republicans tried to nationalize this election, illegally coordinated with Freedom’s Watch, used false and deceptive  special interest smears, and funneled  nearly a million dollars into a district that Republicans held for more than three decades.  Don won by focusing on the concerns of  LA-06 voters -- good paying jobs, affordable health care, and better education.  


“Don Cazayoux will be a tremendous asset to our Democratic Caucus, as we continue fighting to strengthen our economy and ease the squeeze on America’s struggling middle class families.”