Lieutenant governor’s race developing, too

Technically no one has announced to run for the governor of Louisiana in 2023. There have been more than a few strong hints and countless winks and nods, but no images of politicians standing before adoring audiences saying, “I’m a candidate for governor!”

The lack of announced candidates is odd. By this time during the last open race for governor, in the spring of 2014, three of the four leading contenders for governor had already declared their intentions. Maybe that’s why the past couple of weeks have been jam-packed with speculation about who might run.

lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is among those expected to qualify for the governor next year, which will in turn create a vacancy in his current office. Should that happen, quite a few politicos will be interested in the job.

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