Thursday, February 21, 2013

First "D" Throws His Hat In The 2015 Gubernatorial Race

Louisiana Democratic House leader John Bel Edwards (D-Amite) is getting an early start on the 2015 Gubernatorial race.

On a Baton Rouge radio station Wednesday, Edwards said he would enter the race. He said that Louisiana is on on the wrong path under the Republican leadership of Governor Jindal, who is term-limited and cannot seek a third, consecutive term.

"I'm so disillusioned by what I see after eight years of Bobby Jindal," Edwards said.

Edwards is the first candidate to officially announce his intentions. On the Republican side, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain has also begun the fundraising process but has yet to officially announce.

Others rumored to potentially run for Governor include New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) and Republicans Senator David Vitter, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and former Interim Lt. Governor and current Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle.