BATON ROUGE The former coastal adviser to Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to run for Congress just more than a week after resigning his former post.

Garret Graves said he intends to run to replace Representative Bill Cassidy who is running for U.S. Senate.

'I'm all in,' said Graves in a statement. 'We have a tremendous opportunity as a nation and state. In Louisiana, there is an overwhelming sentiment that we need effective representation to change the direction of Congress.'

Graves was officially the Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana for the past six years under Governor Bobby Jindal.

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