Landrieu Challenger Bill Cassidy: My Teen Daughter's Pregnant

Thursday, 03 Jul 2014 11:10 PM

By Cathy Burke

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The unmarried 17-year-old daughter of Bill Cassidy, a conservative Republican congressman who's running for the U.S. Senate from Louisiana , is pregnant, he said Thursday.

Cassidy said his daughter, who will be a senior at a Baton Rouge high school, faces "a more challenging future" but that she had the “unconditional support" of her parents, both of whom are doctors.

"Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer," Cassidy said in a statement to the Times-Picayune.

"Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous addition to our family."

Cassidy is considered the leading GOP contender challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in November.

The contest is being closed watched, with Landrieu a vulnerable Democrat running for re-election in a race that could help determine control of the Senate.

Cassidy's statement was similar to the one released by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in 2008 about her then-17-year-old daughter, Bristol, shortly after Palin was picked to be Sen. John McCain's running mate on the GOP presidential ticket.

The former Alaska governor won mostly praise for the disclosure about her daughter, both from conservative Christian advocacy groups like the Family Research Council and Democrats, the Times-Picayune noted.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Hillary Clinton Rallies NC Democrats for Hagan

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 19:05 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Carolina Democrats on Saturday to work to re-elect Sen. Kay . . .

Poll Watchers on Both Sides Keeping Close Eye on Voter ID Laws

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 16:41 PM

Poll watchers for both liberal and conservative groups will be battling over voter ID laws on Election Day, with Democra . . .

NJ Gov. Christie Back Again in Iowa

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 16:12 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to Iowa on Saturday to headline one of the biggest events on the state's politic . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved