BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The chairman of the Louisiana House of Representatives Democratic Caucus Chair is throwing his support behind Luke Mixon in his campaign for U.S. Senate.

Sam Jenkins, a State representative out of Shreveport, is also endorsing Democratic Congressman Troy Carter in his re-election bid.

“There is a lot at stake for women’s rights, voting rights, and affordable healthcare. I believe Troy and Luke are effective advocates on these and many other issues”, said Jenkins.

Mixon is one of several candidates challenging incumbent Republican Senator John Kennedy. Mixon has also picked up the endorsement of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. Kennedy for his part has already received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.

Carter, the only Democrat in the Louisiana federal delegation, is facing a challenge from Republican Dan Lux.

Election day is November 8.