Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden officially announced he is running for Congress.
Holden made the announcement at the Crowne Plaza in the Capital City Wednesday morning. The Mayor is going for the 2nd Congressional District seat, that covers most of West and North Baton Rouge, all the way down to New Orleans.
Even after an unsuccessful run for Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, Holden said he is ready to take on Congress.
“Well the Lieutenant Governor’s place was a much larger perspective and much more money involved, but the great thing this time, I have people who come to the forefront, and said very clearly ‘we’re going to raise money for you’ all throughout the district,” explained Holden. “So I’m having a luxury, I never had before. Combine that with the people and the enthusiasm, it’s a win, win situation for all of us.”
Holden has been the Mayor-President of Baton Rouge for 12 years. He is up against fellow democrat Cedric Richmond, who is vying to keep his seat as U.S. Representative for that district.