Apr 19, 2010 7:28 PM by Melissa Canone
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette businessman and Gulf War
veteran says he is running for the U.S. Senate.
In his announcement Monday, Mike Spears said: "It's time to
re-ignite the fight for liberty, to take the Tea Party into the
halls of Congress, to take back our country."
Spears is co-founder of Firefly Digital Inc., a website design
and development company. He describes himself as an independent
Spears will be running against incumbent Republican David Vitter
and Democratic challenger Charles Melancon, currently a member of
Louisiana's U.S. House delegation.
Qualifying for the race is July 7-9. The general election is