Rodney Alexander Will Take Post in Jindal Administration
Posted at 12:49 p.m. on Aug. 7, 2013
Alexander is leaving Congress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Rep. Rodney Alexander isn’t wasting any time leaving Congress. The Louisiana Republican is expected to be appointed to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s cabinet at an event this afternoon.
According to GOP sources, Jindal will announce Alexander as the new head of the Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs at an event in Monroe (located within Alexander’s 5th District) at 2:30 p.m.
That appointment and announcement will likely lead Alexander to resign from Congress, rather than simply retire at the end of his term. And that would mean another special election in the House.
You can read Roll Call’s initial coverage of the race here, plus details on who might run for his House seat here.
Louisiana’s 5th District is rated Safe Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.