The “Cajun John Wayne” and former Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Higgins has released a statement and video, both saying that he will be running for one of Louisiana’s seats in the US House of Representatives.
According to The Advertiser, Higgins seeks to be a “loud, angry voice” in DC as he urged the townspeople of Acadiana to elect him so that he may tackle corruption in the District.
“I’m not running,” he said. “I don’t run. I’m descending into the belly of the beast.”
Citing the desire of the Founding Fathers to have a common man represent the people, he explained his preference in choosing a House seat over one in the Senate.
“A man’s got to know his limits,” he said.
Currently working as a reserve deputy marshal, Higgins says that he will work to eliminate division lines if he is elected as well as tackle the national debt.
“We are divided not in the eye of God,” he said. “Only man divides us.”
Before announcing his run, Higgins was known as the tough-talking Crime Stoppers spokesman for St.Landry Parish until a falling out with his Sheriff led to his resignation. Since then, people who have become tired of crime and political correctness have rallied behind Higgins.
In his new video, Higgins called for the people of Louisiana to “set aside your differences, stand together as one nation under God and as one people beneath the glory of one flag, to stand as a nation reborn.”
Higgins has the odds stacked against him for the position, with candidates Scott Angelle, Greg Ellison, Brett Geymann, Erick Knezek, Gus Rantz and Grover Joseph Rees all running for the same chair.
“This is a very important election. These are tough times. People are hurting and families are struggling,” said Angelle campaign spokesman Ryan Cross.
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