“I’ve spent my life and career serving the people of Louisiana. Becky and I raised our family here and are so proud to call it home. But we can’t deny that our great state is facing serious challenges. To meet those challenges, Louisiana families deserve a governor who can lead our state and help solve our toughest problems,” Kennedy said in the statement.
“I am giving serious consideration to entering the governor’s race. I’ll be announcing my decision soon,” he added.
The state’s Republican Party already issued an endorsement for Attorney General Jeff Landry, making Kennedy’s decision to join the race a potential conflict with leaders in his own state.