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LDP Endorses Re-election of Congressman Cedric Richmond

Congressman Cedric Richmond

Congressman Cedric Richmond

The Louisiana Democratic Party endorsed the re-election bid of Louisiana’s Second District Congressman Cedric Richmond on Saturday.

The endorsement was made by the party’s executive committee and by a vote of the Democratic State Central Committee which met at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

Congressman Cedric Richmond was elected to represent Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives on November 2, 2010 after more than a decade of service in the Louisiana House of Representatives.  Cedric serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Small Business.  He also serves as an Assistant Whip to the House Democratic Whip.

A results-oriented public servant, Cedric is committed to fighting and winning for the Orleans and Jefferson Parishes of Louisiana.  A lifelong native of New Orleans, he bore witness to 2005 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the disastrous oil spill of 2010.  As a result, one of Cedric’s highest priorities is to rebuild Louisiana businesses and schools.

Since his arrival in Washington, Cedric has been hard at work on the issues important to Louisiana’s families and the economy.  During the first year of the 112th Congress, Cedric fought to preserve government investment in a strong economy as well as to make new investments in programs that will help grow our economy.  He opposed harmful budget cuts to programs which hurt families, seniors, and communities.  More specifically, he has taken a strong stance against any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits.  Cedric has also been working hard to keep our waterways open for business, our wetland restoration projects funded, and drilling permits reviewed in a thorough, efficient manner.

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Originally published: Oct 8, 2012