The former president praised

as “a wonderful and talented person” in a statement he released through his Save America PAC supporting her run to represent Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District. 

“I am running to continue the mission Luke started — to stand up for our Christian values, to fight for our rural agricultural communities and to deliver real results to move our state forward,” she said in a statement in January.

Luke Letlow, who was elected to replace retiring Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), died on Dec. 29 after being admitted to the hospital due to complications from COVID-19 10 days prior. The couple has two young children.

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