Posted: Jan 26, 2010 12:43 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The seat's not vacant yet, but that
hasn't stopped jockeying among politicians to fill the lieutenant
governor's post - if Mitch Landrieu wins the mayor's race in New
Polls show Landrieu with a sizable lead in the New Orleans race,
leading to expectations the lieutenant governor's job might be
available. The list of people said to be eyeing Landrieu's current
spot grows longer each week.
The mayor's election is Feb. 6, with a runoff a month later.
Mentioned as potential lieutenant governor candidates are
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, Treasurer John Kennedy, Senate
President Joel Chaisson, Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Weston
Broome, Senate Finance Chairman Mike Michot and the governor's
legislative liason, Scott Angelle.
Another possible contender? Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who was
once lieutenant governor.