Qualifying for the Nov. 4 election closed at 4:30 p.m. in Friday, Aug. 22 with many locals hopeful for their chance to run for office. Qualifying in the hotly contested seat for U.S. Senator are Wayne Ables (D), Raymond Brown (D), “Bill Cassidy (R),
Thomas Clements (R), incumbent Mary L. Landrieu (D), “Rob” Maness (R), Brannon Lee McMorris (L), Vallian Senegal
(D), and William P. Waymire Jr. (D).