Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger Villere issued the following statement regarding State Rep. Paul Hollis’ decision to drop out of the race for United States Senate:
“As a businessman and elected official, Paul Hollis’ conservative leadership has been an asset to Louisiana. Running for elected office is a trying, tiring process, but Paul did so with a great attitude – meeting and working with party activists around the state to spread his message and vision. Paul ran a positive campaign, talking about his ideas and plans for the future without resorting to attacking his fellow Republicans. He knows our ultimate goal - defeating Mary Landrieu and retiring Harry Reid as Majority Leader – can only be achieved with a united Republican Party.
“We look forward to working with Paul in the future to win elections and advance conservative solutions to the issues facing our state.”