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Written by on August 10, 2023

Huck and Dave talk politics. Twelve candidates qualified for Governor on Tuesday

John Schroder, Sharon Hewitt, Jeff Landry.

Senator Sharon Hewitt and TLa Treasurer John Schroder both believe that the State Republican party endorsement for Jeff Landry was premature.

Attorney Hunter Lundy, Treasurer John Schroder, and former Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson became the first three candidates to join the race officially. On the first of the three days, candidates could formally go to the Secretary of State’s office to register for the Oct. 14 primary ballot.

The other four major candidates for governor – Attorney General Jeff Landry, state Sen. Sharon Hewitt of Slidell, state Rep. Richard Nelson of Mandeville, and Stephen Waguespack, the former president of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry – are planning to qualify on Wednesday and Thursday.

Lundy is a political independent, Wilson is a Democrat, and the other five are Republican.