BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) — Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has announced he will not be one of the many candidates to succeed John Bel Edwards as Governor of Louisiana in the 2023 election.
“When I was elected to the United States Senate, I was given a job to represent the people of Louisiana and serve the United States of America,” Cassidy said. “For the last several years, I have been working on specific legislation that is critical for the future of our state and country. I don’t know if these solutions will pass, but I know they will not pass if I decide to run for another office. I have chosen to remain focused on the job I was sent here to do and to see these efforts through. Therefore, I will not be a candidate for governor.”
Louisiana’s other senator, John Kennedy, has also floated the idea of a run for governor. Kennedy was re-elected to the Senate on Nov. 8.
The primary election for governor is scheduled for Oct. 14, 2023, and the general election for Nov. 18, 2023.