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Former state Senate candidate Jeff Landry (R) announced Tuesday he is officially running for the GOP nomination in Louisiana's 3rd district.
 
"Our country is in peril because our government is out of control, caused by a president and a Congress where free spending and liberal values rein, where the size of our government is growing as fast as our coast is eroding," he said in his opening remarks.

On the Democratic side, attorney Ravi Sangisetty is the only declared candidate in the race.

Candidates from both parties had been reluctant to run for the seat because it may be altered by redistricting after the Census is completed in December.