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District Profile: A Cast Of Characters In Louisiana's Sixth

In this week’s installment of our District Profile series, we turn to Louisiana’s Sixth congressional district where nine Republicans (including a dance instructor who calls herself the Sarah Palin of the South), three Democrats (including an ex-con) and one Libertarian will be on the ballot to fill the seat of Congressman Bill Cassidy, who is running for Senate.

Mother Jones had this headline about the race: “A Playboy Ex-Con Reality Star, a Dance Instructor, and the Koch Brothers Walk Into a Congressional Race.”

Sue Lincoln of WRKF in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, joins  Here & Now‘s Sacha Pfeiffer to discuss the race.

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Photo of Paul Dietzel, one of the many colorful candidates fighting for Congressman  Bill Cassidy's seat. At 28, Dietzel, founder of a software company, is the youngest candidate in the field. (www.pauldietzel.com)
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Photo of Paul Dietzel, one of the many colorful candidates fighting for Congressman Bill Cassidy's seat. At 28, Dietzel, founder of a software company, is the youngest candidate in the field. (www.pauldietzel.com)