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Oct 8, 2012 11:45 PM by Jim Hummel

T. Boone Pickens Endorses U.S. Rep. Boustany

Energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens was in Lafayette Monday talking alternative energy and playing his hand at politics. Pickens endorsed U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, in the district 3 race.

Pickens offered the following statement:

"Rep. Boustany is Louisiana's leader in fighting for the oil and gas industry. His knowledge and dedication to ensuring the domestic production of oil and gas and protecting America's energy security are vital to Louisiana and the nation. I am pleased to help Rep. Boustany and his re-election and I look forward to continuing our work together.

Boustany's main opponent in the district 3 race, U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia, was not phased by the endorsement.

"What you're seeing is crony, capitalism, Washington special interest-style," said Landry. "The endorsement I'm looking for is [from] the people of south Louisiana."

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