Louisiana’s John Kennedy To Stay in Senate Rather Than Run for Governor

Louisiana's John Kennedy To Stay in Senate Rather Than Run for Governor

(LibertySociety.com) – US Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) started his career in the Upper Chamber of Congress by winning his election in 2016. The legislator and attorney was born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana. He has been in the political sphere since 1990, when he served as secretary of Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer’s cabinet. Most recently, Kennedy floated the idea of running for governor himself.

On January 4, the Louisiana senator revealed a change of plans. He said there was too much work to be done in the Senate to leave his position during his second term in Congress. Instead of trying for the position of governor for the state, Kennedy decided to remain right where he’s been for the last, going on, six years. According to the Lafayette Daily Advisor, the politician wrote an email to his constituents saying he believes the best place for him right now is in the Senate.

With Kennedy taking his hat out of the ring, it leaves a few Republican contenders in the running for the Louisiana governorship. Newsmax reported the front-runner seems to be Attorney General Jeff Landry, who has already received support from the GOP. However, the Daily Advertiser referred to a poll saying that Republican Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser is showing a one-point lead. According to WWL-TV, Nungesser said he was “struggling” with the decision, but would stick with his previous plan to announce his intentions by January 10.

A few of the others considering the office include US Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) and Treasurer John Schroder. The election is set to take place on November 18, with the primary happening in the previous month.

Who do you think will win the election later this year?

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