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Jeff Landry endorses Raymond Crews for Bossier house seat


April 5, 2017
By Seth Dickerson
Originally Posted on Shreveport Times

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Wednesday that he has endorsed state House of Representatives District 8 candidate Raymond Crews.

In a statement released by the Crews campaign on Wednesday, Landry pointed to Crews's unattachment to the "good ole boy network," and said Crews would help in the fight against corruption in the state.

"Raymond Crews is hands down the only true conservative candidate in the race for House District 8," he said. He is not part of the good ole boy network and will help fight corruption and cronyism in Baton Rouge."

In the same release, Crews thanked Landry for his endorsement.

“(Landry's) recent endorsement is extremely encouraging," Crews said. "It validates the principles and priorities of the campaign and it should bolster voters' confidence in my candidacy.

Crews was endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, who held the district 8 seat before being elected to congress. Bossier State Rep. Dodie Horton, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and former opponent Patrick Harrington also endorsed Crews.

"It is an honor to be well regarded by such a well-respected man," Crews continued. He has been in the trenches for many years now, in several different capacities, and I look forward to benefiting from his vast experience and wisdom."

Crews finished first against his three fellow Republican opponents March 25, and will face retired physical therapist and military veteran Robbie Gatti in a runoff on April 29.