- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After he cast his ballot in early voting, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy wouldn’t say who he chose to replace him in Congress.

Cassidy, a Republican, is running for the U.S. Senate, leaving his Baton Rouge-based 6th District seat up for grabs. Eleven candidates are vying for the position, including seven Republicans and Democratic former Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Cassidy wouldn’t answer Monday when asked about his choice for the seat.

The race is likely to be decided in a Dec. 6 runoff - required if no one gets more than 50 percent of the vote in next week’s election. A runoff is expected between Edwards and a Republican candidate.

Leading GOP contenders include state Sen. Dan Claitor, businessman Paul Dietzel, former state coastal chief Garret Graves and state Rep. Lenar Whitney.

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