U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy said he’s backing his fellow senator and Republican David Vitter in the Louisiana governor’s race.

During a question and answer session with the audience following his luncheon speech Wednesday to the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Relators Commercial and Investment Division, Cassidy was asked who he was supporting in the governor’s race.

“I’ll be supporting Vitter,” Cassidy said, adding that there are good people who are also running in the race.

He praised Vitter for his hard work. “He’s a pragmatist,” said Cassidy. “He’s also willing to offend the vested interests that sometime need to be offended…It’s a nice combination.”

The endorsement doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Vitter helped clear the Republican field for Cassidy’s successful U.S. Senate run last year.