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Upcoming Poll Big Factor On Lt. Gov Nungesser's Gubernatorial Bid

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NUNGESSER FOR GOV? - There’s been a lot of discussion as to those who may or may not run enter the Governor’s race for Louisiana. As of now the only Republican who has announce such intentions is state Attorney General Jeff Landry. Republican Senator Bill Cassidy has publicly stated he plans to stay in the Senate to see some of his legislation move through congress. Republican Senator John Kennedy has mentioned he is considering a gubernatorial run. And yesterday during his appearance at the Baton Rouge Press Club luncheon, Republican Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser was asked what his plans are as far as a bid for the state’s highest office is concerned.

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Lt. Governor Republican Billy Nungesser is considering a run for Governor of Louisiana.

“So we’ll take a poll and see if there’s a path for us to get elected,” Nungesser said. “But it’s got to be somebody that loves this state more than they love the job or wanting to be the governor. And I’m hoping there’ll be a lot of good people running and we can elect whether it’s me or someone else that really does it for the right reasons because we surely need that.”

The Lt. Governor said the poll to help decide whether or not he will run for governor will be conducted December 10th. Nungesser already is cluing people in on policies he would focus on. One topic is education. He believes improving education will also address issues such as crime and poverty in the state.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.