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Captain Clay Higgins Running for Political Office

May 17, 2016  | 

Captain Clay Higgins says he has made up his mind to run for office.

The former St. Landry Parish Sheriff's spokesman who became famous on Crime Stoppers videos says he will host a campaign kickoff rally next Thursday in Lafayette to officially launch his bid for office. At that time-- he will announce which seat he will seek, KATC TV reports.

Higgins is reportedly either running for the Lafayette/Lake Charles-based Third Congressional seat or for the U.S. Senate, both seats are open in the November election.

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 5/17/2016 2:29 PM

I hope Capt. Higgins wins. I'd be voting for him if I lived in Louisiana.

kevcopAz @ 5/17/2016 3:47 PM

Congress, maybe, but seriously the Senate? I think he is great but come on, not that well known or trained or supported Im sure. Not that all Senators are something great (Boxer/Sanders?Clinton etc etc) but really? I think his PD hat may be too tight for his ego. Perhaps start locally, Sheriff, Mayor, Local Satte Legislature. Even Governor would be a deep. I hope he comes to his senses and doesnt reach too far and get slammed. Start slowly, build it up and then go for a higher office.

JM @ 5/18/2016 7:56 AM

If he runs in Nevada he doesn't need any experience. We have plenty of those already in politics, and he would clearly be a better choice than a couple of our states fruit loops that are in office...

tedb @ 5/18/2016 11:05 AM

JM, I share your embarrassment over the politician-who-shall-not-be-named who feels that you have the right to point a firearm at an officer if he points his at you first. She is most embarrassing to the entire state.

LEO (RET) @ 5/18/2016 5:18 PM

I personally would like to see Capt. Higgins seek a higher political office like Congress or the Senate. He is no-nonsense, well respected and has a wealth of common sense, unlike the majority in both houses.

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