Landry super-PAC makes first endorsement

Landry, who lost a member-on-member race to Rep. Charles BoustanyCharles BoustanyCongressman offers tax bill to help small businesses The Trail 2016: The road ahead Overnight Regulation: Republicans move to block financial adviser rule MORE (R-La.), is staying involved in politics by supporting conservatives in GOP primaries with his new group, Restore Our Republic. The race to replace Rep. Phil GingreyPhil GingreyFormer GOP chairman joins K Street Former Rep. Gingrey lands on K Street Tearful lawmakers say goodbye MORE (R-Ga.), who is running for the Senate, will be an early test of how much influence Landry can wield.

"State Sen. Barry Loudermilk is a strong free-market conservative who has demonstrated unwavering commitment to constitutional principles, and that is exactly the kind of person we need in Washington," Landry said in a statement from the group. "His willingness to vote against harmful legislation even when his own party was against him is a sign of his conviction and courage. Restore our Republic is proud to endorse Barry Loudermilk for Congress."

The crowded GOP field in the heavily Republican district also includes former Rep. Bob Barr (Ga.), who also was the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee in 2008.

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