Boustany wins congressional seat

Incumbent Charles Boustany retained his 7th Congressional District seat with a convincing win over challenger, Louisiana Senator Donald Cravins.

The popular Boustany at one point was seemingly penciled in for re-election but faced a rising challenge from Cravins in recent weeks.

Cravins tried to use Boustany’s voting record against him citing the fact that Boustany voted for the unpopular $700 billion economic stimulus package. In the end, it simply didn’t work.

Boustany thanked his family and had a few simple words for his constituents.

“We’re ready to get back to work,” he said surrounded by cheering supporters.

Cravins came at Boustany hard during the debates, pushing the fact that Boustany voted with President George Bush over 90 percent of the time. Boustany never wavered from defending his record, however, pointing to his record on issues such as health care and coastal issues in our state.

Cravins called to congratulate Boustany, as well as candidate Peter Vidrine, and thanked them for running a good race.

“I’m ready to go back to the Louisiana Senate,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do.”

“I look forward to continuing to serve the people of the Seventh Congressional District,” said Boustany recently. “It is a great privilege to assist our communities and families with better economic opportunities, improve health care options, and protection for the values that keep Southwest Louisiana strong.”

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