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Teachers' Unions Rejoice! John Bel Edwards Announces for Governor

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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.


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Bear Is Dead
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His campaign slogan, "My country club has black members"


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ragincajun03
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He's the perfect candidate of the teachers' unions, "tax the productive" economic leftists, and the generation government housing and welfare recipients.


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Who else are the Dems thinking about running? Would Mitch make a move?

When is Karen Carter Peterson gonna make the jump to the big leagues?
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When is Karen Carter Peterson gonna make the jump to the big leagues?


Being the Obama Campaign State Coordinator would probably sink her pretty fast in a state-wide race. Best she can hope for is 2nd District Congressman.


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the post-katrina demographic shifts hurt her

she may be viable in 2020-ish after the obama hate wears off


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Politiceaux
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Who else are the Dems thinking about running? Would Mitch make a move?
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.


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represents the sorriest school district in the state--St. Helena Parish and to think he is against those poor people having vouchers and in favor of the public schools there!!!!!


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boosiebadazz
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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

i think even ole mary's days may be numbered if the R'S can coalesce around one challenger


Politiceaux
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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
I agree.
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i think even ole mary's days may be numbered if the R'S can coalesce around one challenger
I don't want to get my hopes up.


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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.


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Do NOT underestimate his chances. If he is the only democrat (particular if no black democrats run) he might have a really good chance.


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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.


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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


Yeah, no chance of that!

But your point is well taken; we should not overestimate his chances either.


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Unless that is just a bad photo, he looks mildly retarded - not in a bad way, more of a sling blade way...don't see him competiting in a state wide race.


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Politiceaux
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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.
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.


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Is he related to EWE? Is he a nephew or cousin?


ragincajun03
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He's EWE without the charisma or brains.


I've watched JB Edwards quite a few times on the House floor. Lacking charisma? Yes. 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.
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Politiceaux
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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.
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.


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