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.
During the August recess, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) held forums with Landry on the debt ceiling in Boustany’s district. While Boustany voted for the Budget Control Act, which increased the statutory debt limit, Landry and Vitter strongly opposed it.