Gov. Edwards: For Sen, Kennedy this was never about the people of La. but about himself

Jim Hanzo
December 03, 2018 - 10:26 am
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Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement immediately following U.S. Senator John Kennedy's announcement that he would not run against Edwards for Louisiana governor. 

 "For Sen. Kennedy, this was never about the people of Louisiana. This was about focusing the spotlight on himself.  Now that this is behind us, my hope is that he will make it a priority to work together with me and the entire congressional delegation to get things done for the hard working families of this state.  There are more than 4.5 million good people who call Louisiana home.  They deserve to have elected officials who will work together to put Louisiana first.
 
"I'm proud of my record as governor.  Over the past 3 years we've started to clean up the mess we inherited, stabilized funding for critical services, and are running a budget surplus even after reducing the tax burden on the people of Louisiana by $600 million.  More people are working in Louisiana than ever before, our state’s gross domestic product is at an all-time high, and we are securing the largest economic development projects in our state’s history. The state and our people are much better off now than they were three years ago, and I look forward to another 5 years of putting the people of Louisiana first.”

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