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U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness, R-Madisonville.

Republican Rob Maness gave a rousing speech during a GOP “unity rally” in Baton Rouge this week — an event held in support of Bill Cassidy’s bid against incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana’s Dec. 6 U.S. Senate runoff.

Maness touched on Louisiana points of pride, anti-President Barack Obama sentiment and jokes about Democrats’ possible efforts to defeat Cassidy, including turning to dead voters in an attempt to keep Landrieu in the Senate. All signs indicated not only a full-throated support of Cassidy, but a potential political future in Louisiana for newcomer Maness, who got more than 200,000 votes in the Nov. 4 primary.

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