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At 'Kickoff to 2020' event in Kenner, Republicans connect, share ideas in run-up to elections

January 19, 2019
In The News

For two days, more than 200 Republicans from across the South have gathered in Kenner to hear from conservative officials and pundits and share ideas for promoting GOP causes in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and this year’s state-wide elections in Louisiana.

[Ralph] Abraham and Fleming participated in a panel discussion, along with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge, about health care, where they promoted conservative proposals, including the repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Abraham even worked in a mention of Trump’s proposal for a border wall.

“The first thing we need to do to solve the opioid crisis is build the wall,” he said when the panelists were asked about the addiction epidemic that has plagued Louisiana and other states. “The dealer? They need to go under the jail for life. They do not need to be on the streets. We’ve got to get tougher on our laws.”

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