Ralph Abraham is running for governor in 2019

Jim Hanzo
December 06, 2018 - 9:37 am

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The Advocate reports that U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has thrown his hat in the ring for governor.  Abraham will be challenging Gov. John Bel Edwards in the 2019 election.

Abraham, a Republican has represented Louisiana's 5th Congressional district in the northeastern part of Louisiana since 2015.  
He announced his gubernatorial campaign Thursday morning.

"I’m running for governor, and I intend to win,” he said in a brief statement.

Abraham's campaign said he will launch an official campaign launch after the start of the new year.

Meanwhile, Democrat Edwards quickly struck back at Abraham's campaign.

"For the sake of the people of Louisiana, it is my hope that he seriously considers whether or not he is capable of running for governor while fulfilling his duties in Washington, D.C.," Edwards said in a campaign news release just minutes after Abraham's announcement.

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