"I will lead. I'm not running for governor as a stepping stone. ... I'm not even running to gain a cameo appearance on Duck Dynasty." — U.S. Sen. David Vitter, in an appearance before the Baton Rouge Press Club, taking a not-at-all veiled swipe at Gov. Bobby Jindal. Vitter has announced his intention to run for governor in 2015.

  "What I see in Washington, D.C., is no God. There is no God. The elite political class thinks they can be running our lives. I think there's a vacuum in D.C. of people who understand where rights come from. Rights don't come from men. They come from God." — Zach Dasher, nephew of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, telling the Associated Press he would be running for the 5th District U.S. House seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, who was supported in the last election by members of the Robertson family. Dasher, a native of Calhoun, Louisiana, has already received family support.