Senate candidate is focusing on U.S. Constitution

BAYOU VISTA, La. — Col. Rob Maness, retired, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate, said he’s running because he spent his life defending the Constitution of the United States and wants to continue doing so from a seat in the Senate.

Maness made a stop at Divine Donuts in Bayou Vista Tuesday evening for a political forum.

He is a retired Air Force colonel who spent a large part of his career at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and retired in 2011. He has worked for Entergy for the last two years.

“I’m running because I’m very concerned that my grandchildren won’t have the America that was passed down to my brothers and I from my parents that many Americans fought for, sacrificed for and some made the ultimate sacrifice for. It all depends on that Constitution of the United States, and it doesn’t seem like everybody has been following that Constitution,” Maness said.

Maness said he believes in four things: limited government as framed in the Constitution, defense of the Bill of Rights as well as natural and Creator’s rights, job creation and a strong national defense.

“I’ll stand, just like Ted Cruz is on the floor of the Senate right now trying to stand for the American people and the principles of the Constitution. I will stand with him, and Mike Lee and Rand Paul, and any of the other senators or any of the other leaders in our country that want to abide by the Constitution of the United States,” Maness said.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pulled an all-nighter in the U.S. Senate as he advocated for the defunding of Obamacare Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Maness summed up his platform.

“I stand for the constitutional principles and values that Louisiana cares about and that make America the greatest country in the world.”

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