Speculation is becoming rampant about the 2019 gubernatorial elections. Two new names have surfaced as potential Louisiana candidates, former US Rep. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) and Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta (R).
The field begun taking shape once US Sen. John Kennedy (R) announced that he would not challenge Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) next year. Currently in the race are US Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-Alto/Monroe) and GOP developer Eddie Rispone. Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) is another potential candidate. Plenty of time for decisions remains, however. The candidate filing deadline is not until August 8th for the October 12th jungle primary, followed by a November 16th run-off if no one obtains majority support.
In Kentucky, another Democrat is soon expected to enter the campaign against first-term Gov. Matt Bevin (R). Former state Auditor Adam Edelen has formed an exploratory committee. If he moves forward, Mr. Edelen will join Attorney General Andy Beshear and state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins (D-Sandy Hook) as official candidates.
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