BID FOR U.S. SENATE - Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins announced Wednesday morning on Twitter that he is running against incumbent Louisiana Senator Republican Bill Cassidy. The Twitter account PerkinsForLA posted a campaign video with Perkins explaining his background and why he is running for senator.
Perkins, a Democrat, was elected Mayor of Shreveport in 2018, defeating incumbent Mayor Ollie Tyler in the run-off. Perkins is an U.S. Army veteran, a graduate of West Point Academy and served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, He is also a graduate from Harvard Law School.
The Shreveport Mayor joins at least three other announced Democratic contenders
trying to oust Cassidy, who is favored for reelection but Perkins is the only Democrat who currently holds elected office. Perkins' announcement came as the qualifying period for Louisiana’s fall U.S. Senate race and other congressional elections opens Wednesday and runs through Friday. Perkins is expected to file his paperwork to qualify and get on the ballot Thursday.