State Rep. Hollis Drops out of Senate Race

class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-38511″ src=”” alt=”reppaulhollis” width=”174″ height=”225″ />One of the republicans in the race for the U.S. Senate has withdrawn.

State Representative Paul Hollis of Saint Tammany Parish will continue to push for the defeat of incumbent Mary Landrieu. But he doesn’t say whether he’ll endorse either of the 2 republicans left in the race.

In a statement released today, Hollis says, “After prayer and thoughtful consideration, I have decided to withdraw from the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana,” said Rep. Hollis.  “I am thankful for the outpouring of support from voters throughout the state and truly appreciate the tireless efforts of our campaign’s staff and volunteers.

“While my run for the U.S. Senate has come to an end, my desire to advance the conservative agenda is stronger than ever.  In the weeks and months ahead, I will continue to fight for candidates and causes that will move Louisiana and America forward.  Together, we can end Mary Landrieu’s liberal reign in Washington and ensure a brighter future for generations to come.”

Hollis is the son of the late State Senator Ken Hollis, a native of Alexandria.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/14/14