Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is set to headline a unity rally on Saturday in support of Republican Bill Cassidy, who is aiming to oust incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Louisiana Senate run-off on Dec. 6.
A source familiar with the event says the rally will take place Saturday afternoon at the airport in Monroe, La. Another reality TV star, Sarah Palin, will also attend the rally.
Cassidy’s former Republican rival, Rob Maness, is also expected to take part in the event.
Since last week’s vote, Maness has endorsed Cassidy, proving to be a team player for Republicans. This is important: In the first round of voting, Landrieu won 42 percent, Cassidy got 41 percent and Maness got 14 percent. Cassidy needs the support of Maness, who previously referred to him during the contentious run up to the election as “Mary Landrieu with an ‘R’ next to his name.”
Being a team player could pay off for Maness: some supporters hope he could be appointed to replace Louisiana Sen. David Vitter if that Republican runs for governor next year.