Kathleen Blanco Not Running for Re-Election
Kathleen Blanco announced last night that she will not run for re-election as governor of Louisiana. “I am doing this so we can work without interference from election year politics,” she said. That, and the fact that she is widely regarded as an incompetent buffoon and has zero shot at winning.
The strong speculation is that popular former U.S. Sen. John Breaux will jump into the race and face Republican U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal, who narrowly lost to Blanco in 2003, in the general election. Either way, it’ll be a monumental upgrade.