Nungesser will not run for governor
Published: Jan. 9, 2023 at 1:46 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 9, 2023 at 5:25 PM CST
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser announced on Monday, Jan. 9, that he will not run for governor later this year.
Instead, Nungesser said that he will seek re-election to his current job. He released the below statement to supporters:
The move is a surprising one, following months of speculation that the Republican from Plaquemines Parish would enter the race.
- La. State Treasurer John Schroder officially joins race for governor
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Currently, there are only two major candidates in the race, including Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and State Treasurer John Shroder. Both men are Republicans.
Louisiana DOTD Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson, a Democrat, is considering entering the race for governor as well.
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