Jeff Landry

Republican Rep. Jeff Landry says a TV ad and campaign flyer circulated by his GOP opponent, Rep. Charles Boustany, are falsely claiming that Landry's businesses didn't pay their property taxes on time.

To prove his point, Landry's campaign on Friday circulated letters from the tax offices of the St. Landry and Lafayette parish sheriffs agreeing that the taxes on the properties at issue were paid "in full and in a timely manner."

The Republican Party of Louisiana won't endorse candidates in the Nov. 6 election for races that have two or more GOP contenders seeking the same office.

That includes the most high-profile Republican battle in Louisiana: the race between U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany of Lafayette and U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry of New Iberia. The two men were forced into the same district when Louisiana lost a congressional seat.

Louisiana officials have been reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Eileen Fleming reports lawmakers took note of his call for a diverse energy policy.