Rep. Jeff Landry (above) outraised Rep. Charles Boustany in the third quarter, although Boustany has considerably more cash on hand. The two Louisiana Republicans are facing off next year due to redistricting.
Tea-party-affiliated freshman Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.), whose district was essentially eliminated during redistricting, outraised four-term Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.), a close ally of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), in the third quarter.
Landry raised $251,000 while Boustany raised $218,000, according to Federal Election Commission records. But Boustany had substantially more cash on hand at the end of September: $1.1 million compared to Landry's $402,000.
Landry and Boustany were drawn into the same district under the new Louisiana Congressional lines signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R). The majority of that district is territory that Boustany currently represents.
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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