Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Is David Vitter Running for Governor of Louisiana?

By Joey Lehrman | Email the Author | Follow on Twitter

As the 2015 gubernatorial election in Louisiana draws near, there is widespread speculation that U.S. Senator David Vitter is considering entering the race. And according to Vitter spokesman Luke Bolard, pundits won't have to speculate much longer. This from a recent post on nola.com:
The two-term senator and his wife Wendy will send out an email Wednesday informing supporters of his possible run. Current Gov. Bobby Jindal's second and final term ends in 2015.
Although Bobby Jindal is still undecided about his prospective run for the White House in 2016 (at least publicly), many candidates are already positioning themselves to seek his current job when he reaches his term limit in 2015. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Gov Jay Dardenne, and State Treasurer John Kennedy are just a few of the currently elected officials that are considering a push to be Louisiana's next Governor. Only Edwards and Dardenne have officially entered the race.

Senator David Vitter
And for those of you following local New Orleans politics, in a somewhat surprising move, the popular Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer recently announced that she will not seek reelection in District C, clearing the way for Nadine Ramsey, a former judge, who is the only other announced candidate for the seat. The three-day qualifying period will be held December 11-13th, so stay tuned for a final list of candidates.

Joey Lehrman is a retired teacher with over 40 years of experience in the New Orleans public school system. Since retiring, he has transitioned to sharing his experience and perspective and all things New Orleans through a variety of blogs, news-sites, and social networks.

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