State Attorney General and former US Congressman Jeff Landry (R), who appeared to be preparing a challenge to Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) next year, announced yesterday that he will seek re-election to his current position. The move sends yet another signal that Sen. John Kennedy (R) will enter the race. Earlier in the week, Mr. Landry said he would not run for Governor if Mr. Kennedy chose to make the race.
The Senator has said he will make his political plans known before December 1st, but all indications now point to him running for Governor. Not having to run for re-election until 2022, Sen. Kennedy does not have to risk his Senate seat to run in the 2019 state contest.
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