There’s only 10 days left before qualifying for the US Senate race and just under four months before the election. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Democrat Foster Campbell has the support of Governor John Bel Edwards, which gives him an advantage over the other Democrat in the race, Caroline Fayard.

“The possibility of two Republicans making the run off are probably not going to happen because with Edwards’ help, I can’t imagine Foster Campbell not getting the lion’s share of African American votes,” Pinsonat said.

Pinsonat says State Treasurer John Kennedy the Republican front-runner, as fellow GOP candidates Rob Maness and Congressmen Charles Boustany and John Fleming seek to cut into Kennedy’s lead. He says Kennedy’s name recognition poses a challenge for his opponents.

“He’s got a big lead on them. So they’ve got to spend money. They can’t wait until October before they spend money. Kennedy’s too far ahead for them to sit around,” Pinsonat said.

Pinsonat says with qualifying next week, the race should heat up soon, but it will be an expensive run for all the candidates.

“We have a lot of good candidates, and they do have enough money to have a good campaign among the five or six of them,” Pinsonat said.