John Bel Kicks Off Reelection Bid: Why He Says Louisiana is Better [VIDEO]
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J and Erin McCarty about his recent announcement to seek reelection.
The Governor touted the achievements of his administration, telling KEEL listeners that he has improved the state's economy, improved healthcare and brought jobs to Louisiana. From theadvocate.com:
"Gov. John Bel Edwards has made his re-election campaign official with the release of a three-minute ad making his case for a second term and unveiling a new campaign website less than nine months out from Election Day."
"Louisiana is moving in the right direction, but we’ve still got lots of work to do,” Edwards says in the video that rolled out Tuesday morning. 'Serving as your governor has been one of the greatest honors of my life and, with your support, I look forward to four more years of even greater prosperity and opportunities.'"
Following Edwards, State representative Alan Seabaugh rebuts the Governor, arguing that under the his (Edwards) leadership, Louisiana has suffered economically, as both the state budget and taxes have risen drastically.