While Scott Angelle entered the 3rd Congressional District race with enviable name ID, the crowded field may not allow him to capture victory outright in the primary.
So who is capable of making the runoff with him? As of now, no single candidate has caught fire in the polls as Angelle continues to eat up all of the oxygen in the room.
One of two Democrats in the race, Rader is the only black candidate running and the only one with deep roots in the party. He owns an insurance business in New Iberia and is currently president of the Port of Iberia.
Rader is actively campaigning and could benefit from the ground games being put together by Democrats more interested in the presidential and U.S. Senate races. His campaign may be one to keep tabs on in Acadiana.
The 3rd District is 71 percent white and 25 percent black.