Edwin Meese, a former confident of President Ronald Reagan who served for four years as The Gipper’s attorney general, has endorsed Grover Joseph Rees in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who is seeking a move up to the Senate.
Rees was recruited by Meese in 1985 to serve as special counsel for judicial selection. Rees later served as a judge, senior congressional staffer and ambassador under the Reagan State Department. He is in a crowded field of candidates that include Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, currently the highest polling candidate, and Clay Higgins, the colorful former captain with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
“We need more members of Congress like Grover Joseph Rees,” Meese says in a statement released Wednesday by the Rees campaign. “His commitment to constitutional government and his knowledge of how to get things done will make a real difference on a whole range of issues, from federal spending to the Second Amendment to religious freedom and the right to life. I enthusiastically endorse his candidacy for Congress.”