Gary Landrieu, cousin of Mitch Landrieu, jumps in the governor’s race

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May 21, 2019 - 8:07 am

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The cousin of former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has thrown his name in the race for Governor of Louisiana.  

Gary Landrieu's political views are much different than his cousin, Mitch.  

Landrieu says one of his first moves as governor would be cracking down on undocumented immigrants through an executive order.  

“First thing we are going to do is to declare that all illegal immigrants have to get out of our state and go home, and I’ll sign an executive order declaring that," Landrieu said.  "They’ll have six months to go home and after that we are going to start rounding them up and sending them home and turning them over to ICE.”

The Independent Landrieu, accused candidate and Congressman Ralph Abraham of being a “Republican in Name Only”, called the Governor “Dumbbell”, and Eddie Rispone “The God Father”.

Landrieu says his legislative agenda would focus on repealing the .45 percent sales tax passed in last year’s session, building a new Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge, tort reform, eliminating traffic light cameras.  

"We’re going to pass legislation to allow for Las Vegas style gaming in New Orleans and Baton Rouge," Landrieu said.  "The Legislature is going to go along with it and they are not going to have a choice.”

In 2012 Landrieu was booked with aggravated battery for allegedly grabbing a woman by the hair and dragging her several feet alongside his car as he drove away after the two were arguing.  

As a Democrat he ran against Cedric Richmond in 2012 but lost with 25 percent of the vote. 

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