John Kennedy still undecided on 2019 gubernatorial run; senator ‘thinking seriously’ about entering

Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy says he still hasn’t decided whether he will run for governor in 2019, but plenty of groups are urging him and have shown him favorable polling data.

“I’m thinking seriously about it but I have not made a decision,” Kennedy told reporters Wednesday, a day after U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise put to bed speculation about himself with a firm denial that he would run against Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat.

Kennedy, of Madisonville, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, beating out a packed field of candidates that included two sitting Congressmen. He previously spent nearly two decades as state treasurer…


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