Analyst: Kennedy Safe to Wait to Jump into Governor’s Race
Qualifying for next year's governor's race is 13 months away, so will we see Republicans who plan to challenge Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards announce their candidacy soon? Political analyst Clancy Dubos says while names from the Republican Party have been thrown around, there is no absolute answer as to when to officially announce a candidacy.
“There is no hard fast rule as to when someone has to declare expect for qualifying, but typically people announce sometime before that,” said Dubos.
US Senator John Kennedy, US Representative Ralph Abraham, Attorney General Jeff Landry and state senator Sharon Hewitt have been mentioned as possible candidates.
“In the case of someone like Senator Kennedy who already has a very high profile, he could afford to wait until relatively late in the game,” said Dubos.