March 25, 2007

BUT EVERYONE INSIDE THE BELTWAY LIKES HIM...:

Blanco's out - Who will be our next Governor (Christopher Tidmore, March 26, 2007, Louisiana Weekly)

Who will be the next governor?

Former Louisiana Attorney General Richard Ieyoub revealed he is considering a run for Governor himself, and he is confident John Breaux is not. Some insiders wonder if Breaux opts not to run, would Mitch Landrieu take his place?

Ieyoub told The Louisiana Weekly, he is "not closing the door" on running for Governor. "I am not foreclosing any options," he said.

"Obviously the announcement has changed the political landscape," the former Attorney General stated. "I'm just leaving things open."

"I think you need a dynamic aggressive leader, who will make decisions," Ieyoub said, sounding very much like a candidate, "We need somebody with a lot of dynamic charisma, aggressive in his program, and capable of making decisions."

Moreover, he does not believe that John Breaux will make the race.

"First of all as to the legal issue, as concerning his residency," the former Chief Attorney of Louisiana said, "It would be a very, very stiff legal challenge from the Republicans if he chooses to run. In my opinion, I don't believe that Breaux is going to run. He has an excellent position as a lobbyist."

Breaux's family is in Maryland, Ieyoub explained, and he faces a daunting election. "John in most of his political career has not had to get into a drop down drag out fight." The GOP will press the residency issue, and, the former AG said, "I don't think he wants to get into that."

Pollsters, like Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media & Opinion Research, claim that the latest polls show that former U.S. Senator John Breaux would be "a significant underdog" in a race against Republican Congressman Bobby Jindal.

Pinsonat says the latest survey shows Jindal leading Breaux by nearly 30%, with 55% of those polled favoring Jindal and 25.6% supporting Breaux.

The pollster says "not a lot of people could name anything he (Breaux) has done for Louisiana recently."

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 25, 2007 9:17 PM
Comments

Did Mitch Landrieu just lose the NO mayoral race to the very incompetent Ragin? He may inherit his sister's seat some day, but not the governorship.

Posted by: ic at March 26, 2007 3:30 AM
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