Democratic Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite will run for governor in 2015. The Democratic Legislative Caucus leader confirmed his plans to run while a guest of The Jim Engster Show on 89.3FM WRFK this morning. You can check out a podcast of this morning's radio show here. Read Daily Report PM for additional details.
When is Karen Carter Peterson gonna make the jump to the big leagues?
quote:We will see. There are numerous big time Republicans running. If Mitch jumped in, he would clear the Democrat field immediately. Should be an exciting race for a change.
Who else are the Dems thinking about running? Would Mitch make a move?
it'll be a long time before this state gives a democrat a chance
it's really an exercise in futility for a dem to run for a statewide position
quote:I don't want to get my hopes up.
i think even ole mary's days may be numbered if the R'S can coalesce around one challenger
If he is the only democrat (particular if no black democrats run) he might have a really good chance.
Yeah, good chance to get into the run-off. That's where his journey will end, though, unless the LA GOP finds a way to royally screw up the 2015 Election
quote:I know a good bit about him. He may have to be a Democrat to be elected in his district, but he's hardly a DINO. He's EWE without the charisma or brains.
He is a West Point graduate and comes from a political family. His bother claims to be a republican and is sheriff in Tangipahoa Parish (parish wide it politically better to be a republican but in John Bel's district you need to be a democrat---both are rather politically expedient with their political party affiliation. His daddy was sheriff years ago. Lawyers or politicians is the resume of the family.
He's EWE without the charisma or brains.
quote:You're right that he's one of the smarter Democrats in the legislature but most of Louisiana's House and Senate Democrats are tremendously stupid. It's pretty fascinating to see up close.
Lacking brains? I don't think so.
In fact, he's probably the sharpest leader the LA Dems have right now in the Legislature. That may not be saying much when you've got useless idiots like Barbara Norton and Sam Jones in the group, but he's probably the best at articulating the leftist views of the state party leadership.