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Waguespack Will Not Challenge Edwards

His decision not to run came two days after Landry's reelection announcement.

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Madelaine Pisani
Nov. 19, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

“The list of Louisiana Republicans eyeing a campaign against” Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) “in the 2019 election is shrinking. Stephen Waguespack, president of the powerful Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, said Friday he won't enter the race.

"Waguespack's announcement comes two days after” state Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) announced “he will run for re-election rather than challenge Edwards.” Sen. John Kennedy (R) “has said he'll announce his intentions by Dec. 1. Also considering whether to jump into the most high-profile race on the state political calendar are Rep. Ralph Abraham and state Sen. Sharon Hewitt.

"One Republican has announced a gubernatorial campaign: Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone.” (AP)

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