Contact Us

Teachers Union Won’t Endorse Candidate In Governor’s Race

Despite years of getting involved in politics, this year, it won’t happen. One of Louisiana’s top two teacher unions won’t endorse a candidate for governor before the Oct. 22 election.

The Louisiana Federation of Teachers has endorsed Democrats for the state’s top office for years and has clashed repeatedly with Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is running for a second term.

But Democrats don’t have a high-profile contenders in the race this year. 

Steve Monaghan
Louisiana Federation of Teachers

 

 

LFT President Steve Monaghan says that the two Democrats are very similar and the group won’t choose one over the other.  Monaghan says “Niki Bird” Papazoglakis, of Baton Rouge, and Tara Hollis, of Haynesville, are “very philosophically in tune with us.” Neither has raised much money to mount a significant challenge.  Two other Democrats also are in the race.

 

More from 710 KEEL

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!