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Louisiana GOP Candidate Makes A Promise He'd Probably Regret

07/01/2014 04:53 pm ET | Updated Jul 01, 2014

Retired Col. Rob Maness (R), who's running against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) along with the more prominent Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), released his "Contract With Louisiana" in the city of Houma on Tuesday.

His contract has 12 points, but the fourth one is quite peculiar.

"During my first hour in office I'll pop the door off the hinges. Too many crooked deals happen behind closed doors in Washington. I will maintain an open office -- accessible to Louisianans over lobbyists," it reads.

Maness, who has been endorsed by former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, has previously implied Landrieu would have supported slavery.

He's also spoken out against farm subsidies, even though he receives them himself; has clashed with billionaire birther Donald Trump; and wrestled an alligator in his first television ad.

HuffPost Pollster has Landrieu leading Cassidy, Maness and state Rep. Paul Hollis (R) ahead of the open primary. If no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will advance to a Dec. 6 runoff.

This story has been updated to include state Rep. Paul Hollis and to clarify the election process for the seat.

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