U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy announced Friday that he will not run for Louisiana’s open governorship in 2023.Cassidy teased his announcement in a routine press call earlier this week, igniting intense speculation about his potential candidacy and a matchup against his U.S. Senate colleague John Kennedy.
The U.S. Senate is expected to make history this week by confirming the first Black woman to the United States Supreme Court – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. In Louisiana, people have been looking to Sen. Bill Cassidy’s vote on the confirmation as a possible indicator of his intention to run for governor in 2023 as a moderate Republican in what is likely to be a GOP-dominated field.
As climate change continues to produce more intense storms and rising seas, some of Louisiana’s congressional delegation wants to make protecting the nation’s shorelines a top priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.