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.

“For me it boils down to something simple. The thing that I hear more and more than anything else is a lack of trust.”

Abraham says Edwards position on how to pull the state out of the billion dollar deficit is proof positive Edwards is not being truthful.

“Taxes, for sure the sales tax. When somebody tells you something they should do something. When they tell you something and they do something different, I have a problem with that.”

Abraham says in the days of lightning fast social media Louisiana voters are less likely to consider where a candidate is from and more likely to hear his message.

“We don’t care anymore where a candidate is from as long as they tell us the truth and are honest with us.”