April 6, 2015 03:40 PM

Since his showing last year in the 5th Congressional District race, when he was barely edged out of the runoff, Duck Dynasty cousin Zach Dasher’s political future has been wide open — and now it includes speculation about running for the second highest statewide Louisiana office.

“He has mounting pressure to run for lieutenant governor,” said a source close to the Republican. “He has been approached by numerous people.”

Supporters were impressed by his performance in the Florida Parishes and see his base in north Louisiana as an advantage in a contest with contenders from below I-10.

“He’s still considering it,” said the source. “He’s nowhere near a decision right now but he is taking a serious look at it.”

Already declared for the race are Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and Jefferson Parish President John Young.

Sen. Elbert Guillory of Opelousas has said repeatedly he will be on the ballot, but backers are still looking for him to raise more money and have a better presence on the campaign trail. Guillory said that will happen after the legislative session adjourns.