Election 2023

Sen. Sharon Hewitt sitting in committee room

State Sen. Sharon Hewitt announces bid for Louisiana governor

BY: - January 13, 2023

Louisiana State Sen. Sharon Hewitt announced Friday that she will run for governor, joining Treasurer John Schroder and Attorney General Jeff Landry in the race. A successful campaign would make Hewitt the second female governor of Louisiana and the first female Republican governor. The late Kathleen Blanco, a Democrat, served as governor from 2004 to […]

Jeff Landry and John Schroder

Louisiana governor’s race 2023: What Landry vs. Schroder might look like

BY: - January 10, 2023

Two statewide elected officials appear headed for a showdown in the Louisiana governor’s race this fall, as Treasurer John Schroder told supporters Monday he will qualify to run. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser also announced he would bypass the election and will instead run to keep his current seat. The declarations come after U.S. Sen. John […]

U.S. Senator John Neely Kennedy

John Kennedy opts against governor’s race: What’s next?

BY: - January 5, 2023

A lukewarm flirtation from U.S. Sen. John Kennedy with a possible run for Louisiana governor turned cold Wednesday when he announced he would forgo the race. Jeremy Alford with LaPolitics Weekly first reported on the email Kennedy sent to supporters declaring his intention to stay in Washington, D.C. “I have looked hard into my heart […]

U.S. Senator John Neely Kennedy

Schroeder says if Sen. John Kennedy runs for Louisiana governor, he won’t

BY: - December 1, 2022

The field for Louisiana governor in next year’s election gained a little clarity Thursday when one of the potential candidates laid out the scenario for his decision. State Treasurer John Schroder said he will enter the race if U.S. Sen. John Kennedy doesn’t. In a message posted on social media, Schroder called Kennedy “a longtime […]

Sen. Bill Cassidy

Cassidy’s decision on governor’s race further shrinks Louisiana middle ground

BY: - November 18, 2022

There’s no mistaking U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy for anything besides a conservative. His recent opposition to a bill that would codify same-sex and mixed-race marriages in federal law should make that abundantly clear. Yet his decision to bypass the Louisiana governor’s race next year removes the person who might pass for a middle-of-the-road candidate. With […]


Landry announces run for Louisiana governor. Who is or isn’t next?

BY: - October 6, 2022

Attorney General Jeff Landry made it official Wednesday with the announcement he intends to run for Louisiana governor next year. His entry into the field is not at all a surprise, as Landry has courted financial support for a gubernatorial campaign for quite some time, and he’s picked prominent moments to put himself at the […]