With current Congressman Charles Boustany running for the U.S. Senate, a full dozen contenders are looking to fill his seat. Eight are Republicans, as is Boustany; two are Democrats; with one Libertarian and one Independent filling out the field. All are male.
Republican Greg Ellison, the owner of Kitty Hawk Energy -- a Lafayette-based oil business, is a retired Army Lt. Colonel.
“My candidacy is a stark contrast to the other candidates,” Ellison says. “I’m the only one that took up the call of our nation to serve.”