Senator Kennedy will NOT run for Governor
Posted on 12/3/2018 9:22:00 AM.

Senator John Kennedy says he will not run for governor, ending months of speculation that he would challenge Governor John Bel Edwards in the 2019 contest. Kennedy says after much consideration, he’s decided he can get the most done for Louisiana, and the country, in the Senate.

“It was a tough call. I can’t do both jobs, so I tried to trust my gut in terms of serving where I think I can do the most good right now.”
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Analysts predict Kennedy will join the 2019 race this week
Posted on 11/25/2018 1:35:00 AM.

Senator John Kennedy is expected to announce this week on whether he’ll run for Governor in 2019 against John Bel Edwards. Earlier this year, Edwards reported five-million dollars in his campaign war chest. Southeastern Louisiana Professor Dayne Sherman says Kennedy will do well in fundraising and one of the reasons is because he’s a US Senator. 
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Analyst: Dems unlikely to gain momentum in Louisiana in near future
Posted on 11/8/2018 3:03:00 AM.

Democrats came up well short of challenging any of Louisiana's five Republican incumbent Congressmen this year, with none of their candidates even cracking 40 percent of the vote. It’s the continuation of a decade trend that’s led to Republican dominance of the Bayou State, and political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says that’s not likely to change any time soon.
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Gov. Edwards to Recommend Teacher Pay Raises for 2019-2020 School Year
Posted on 9/10/2018 1:14:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has plans to recommend a raise of at least a grand for public school teachers, the first substantial raise in about a decade. The plan would also see cafeteria workers and other personnel get a pay best of $500 annually. The governor’s education policy advisor Donald Songy says the message from Edwards to the teachers is clear.
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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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