Congressman-elect Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, said Wednesday his conservative values mirror that of constituents in the 6th U.S. Congressional District.
Cassidy said he is optimistic about the power of the Republican Party. “I’m guessing there’s going to be turnover in leadership and in ideas in the Republican Party,” Cassidy said. “There’s been a tremendous loss of Republican members. My party needs to come up with new ideas that address the electorate’s concerns more than we’ve been doing.”
Cassidy said he believes Democratic President-elect Barack Obama has an aggressive agenda for change that may not be the sort of change that people want. “If history is a guide … there is going to be some sort of overreach,” Cassidy said. Republicans will then be able to come back, he said.