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Political Minute - March 6, 2014
Good news for the sole Democratic candidate for Louisiana Governor, a former Congressman wants a new job and its back to work for the Louisiana Legislature.
On Monday the Louisiana Legislative Session gets underway.
Governor Bobby Jindal will address a joint session of the Legislature to get things started.
Minimum wage, gun rights, Common Core and state retirement plans are just some of the many items lawmakers will debate. The session wraps on June 2nd.
A new governor’s poll released by State Rep. John Bel Edwards shows the Democrat trailing only U.S. Sen. David Vitter in the 2015 race.
The survey of 600 likely voters taken in February, shows Vitter with 26 percent, Edwards with 21 percent and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne with nine percent.
And former south Louisiana Congressman Jeff Landry is running for Attorney General in 2015.
Landry only served one term in Congress, when he was forced into the same district as Rep. Charles Boustany in 2012, Landry lost his re-election bid.
U.S. Senator David Vitter has already thrown his support behind Landry over sitting Republican incumbent Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.