BATON ROUGE – Thursday, in a made-for-TV photograph op, Senator John Kennedy worked the gang at a home where volunteers renovated a flooded residence and welcomed residence the displaced family. The setting begged the query: will he run for governor?
The senator stored his answer brief.
“Don’t know. I am going to decide here within the subsequent few weeks,” Senator Kennedy stated to reporters. “If I run, a minimum of in line with the polls, I’ll win.”
Kennedy continues to be enjoying coy together with his self-imposed Dec. 1 deadline. Earlier this yr, he stated he’d announce by then whether he deliberate to problem present governor John Bel Edwards or keep in Washington.
“I’ve obtained lots happening. On the similar time, my state’s in hassle,” he stated. “We’re headed within the flawed path. Its simply that straightforward.”
Although his intentions for the 2019 gubernatorial race stay unsure, Senator Kennedy is making it crystal clear that he thinks he might win.
“I have polled it. I am going to offer you a replica of the ballot. There are two individuals that might beat Governor Edwards: Steve Scalise and me,” Kennedy stated.
If Kennedy ran for governor and gained, he would additionally get to nominate his alternative within the senate. If he chooses to not run or if he loses, he still retains his place within the U.S. Senate for at the very least four extra years.
One individual has announced plans to problem Governor Edwards within the election right now, Baton rouge businessman Eddie Rispone, a Republican.