Abraham talks with LRN about entering the race
Posted on 12/6/2018 1:11:00 PM.

Monroe born and Alto based Congressman Ralph Abraham says he’s a conservative Republican, and he’s running for governor, and intends to win. He says he’s been concerned about the direction the state since Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards took over in 2015, the same year he was elected to Congress.
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Will the Republican Party get behind one candidate now that Senator Kennedy is not running?
Posted on 12/5/2018 7:35:00 AM.
The 2019 governor’s race took a turn that blindsided many, when US Senator John Kennedy announced he would not challenge Governor Edwards. Political consultant Roy Fletcher says there’s a reason why the GOP doesn't have a Plan B candidate.
 
"Kennedy sucked the oxygen out of the room and then Elvis left the building," said Fletcher. "The bottom line is that they don't have a candidate yet, but they will." 
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AG Jeff Landry to run for re-election
Posted on 11/15/2018 4:02:00 AM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry announces he’s running for re-election, after dancing with the idea of running for governor in late summer. The former Republican Congressman has served in the office since 2016. Political Analyst Clancy DuBos said the declaration was unambiguous, and timely for a reason.
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Abraham airing south LA ads
Posted on 11/2/2018 11:54:00 AM.

Congressman Ralph Abraham has a suite of new campaign ads airing across south Louisiana markets that don’t have many voters from his more northern and central district. ULM Poli Sci Professor Joshua Stockley says it’s likely to boost his name recognition statewide for potential run at governor, if the political winds shift on Tuesday.
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Senator John Kennedy speaks with consultant about next year's governor's race
Posted on 9/10/2018 6:13:00 AM.

An announcement from Senator John Kennedy on his intentions to run for governor next year may be coming soon. According to senior campaign staffers, Kennedy has met with advisors and gave the OK for media consultant Fred Davis, who has worked with the governor in the past, to begin work on the 2019 cycle. When asked, Kennedy didn’t deny that talks have happened.
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Edwards Allies Discuss 2019 Governor's Race
Posted on 7/11/2018 7:52:00 PM.

With the race for the governor’s mansion just fifteen months away, allies of Governor John Bel Edwards are discussing the variables of the campaign trail, laying out their pitch for voters.
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U.S. Rep. Abraham says Edwards suffers from a 'lack of trust'
Posted on 2/20/2018 3:49:00 AM.

North Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham made no bones about his intentions to take a hard look at running for Governor. On the day when Governor John Bel Edwards took center stage at the capitol and opened the special legislative session, Abraham decided to take a swipe at his potential opponent while speaking to the Baton Rouge Press club.
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Ralph Abraham, John Bel Edwards, governor's race

Gov Edwards campaign raises $3.6 million in 2016
Posted on 2/16/2017 10:19:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards re-election campaign announces he raised $3.6 million in campaign funds during his first year in office. According to finance reports, the governor ended 2016 with $3.2 million on hand. UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says it’s an impressive haul for Edwards’ first year.
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Edwards and Vitter hit homestretch of governor's race
Posted on 11/15/2015 9:53:00 AM.
It's the final week of the gubernatorial campaign as Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter will make their case on why they should be the state's next governor. Edwards says his campaign is not about political parties, but putting Louisiana first.
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Some outside political forecasters no longer consider governor's race a lock for Republicans
Posted on 10/29/2015 4:53:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Three major national political forecasters say they don't believe a win for Republicans in gubernatorial election is as certain as they felt it once was. Some classify the race as a "toss-up" or a downgrade from "Likely Republican" to "Leans Republican."
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