Posted: Nov 6, 2012 8:28 PM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is returning to Washington to represent the Baton Rouge-based 6th District in Congress.
Cassidy, a Republican from Baton Rouge, coasted to re-election Tuesday night after attracting no well-financed opposition to his bid to hold onto the seat.
The incumbent congressman did little advertising in his race against Rufus Craig, a Libertarian, and Richard "RPT" Torregano, an independent. Both opponents reported no fundraising to the Federal Election Commission during their campaigns.
Cassidy, a doctor and former state senator, was first elected to the congressional seat in 2008. He's considered to be a likely opponent for Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu when she runs for re-election in 2014.