Sen. John Kennedy Reportedly Considering Run For Louisiana Governor

Kennedy shared the news in a Monday statement, saying he is giving "serious consideration" to a campaign.
Republican Senator from Louisiana John Kennedy questions US Attorney General Merrick Garland during a Senate a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing to discuss the fiscal year 2023 budget of the Department of Justice at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2022. (Photo by JIM LO SCALZO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “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.

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