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Political Tipsheet — Breaux May Run for Governor

Former Sen. John Breaux (D) is thinking about running for governor this year if incumbent Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D) takes a pass.

Blanco, battered by the Hurricane Katrina fiasco, has yet to say she wants a second term.

Breaux told a friend he is “very interested” in the race, Fax Weekly, a Louisiana political tipsheet, reported on Friday. The report also suggested that Blanco might be willing to defer to Breaux if he wanted to run.

Rep. Bobby Jindal (R), who lost narrowly to Blanco in 2003, already is running, as are some lesser-known candidates.

Breaux, now a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., contemplated a gubernatorial bid in 2003 but ultimately retired from Congress at the beginning of 2005.
— Nicole Duran

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