2015 Governor's Race http://wrkf.org en THURSDAY: Stephanie Riegel and John Bell Edwards. http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-stephanie-riegel-and-john-bell-edwards <p>Jim Engster interviews "The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report" editor, Stephanie Riegel about legislation to reform political fundraising activities in Louisiana, her responsibilities at the magazine, the rise of digital media tools and platforms in publishing, the St. George movement to break away from Baton Rouge to create their own city and other current topics.&nbsp; State Representative John Bell Edwards discusses his run for governor in 2015, a recent poll of his appeal to voters compared to other candidates, his West Point education, military service, his LSU Law School education, his political career, his views of Governor Jindal's record, and pending legislation in the upcoming legislative session.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:42:29 +0000 Jim Engster & Jim Engster 23385 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Roy Fletcher, political consultant, plus TigerRag Magazine's Cody Worsham & Luke Johnson http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-roy-fletcher-political-consultant-plus-tigerrag-magazines-cody-worsham-luke-johnson <p>Jim Engster speaks with political consultant, Roy Fletcher about the President's State of the Union address, the 2015 Governor's race, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and other political issues, plus TigerRag Magazine's editor Cody Worsham and associate editor Luke Johnson discuss LSU's basketball game held last night and the upcoming Super Bowl game.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:31:41 +0000 Jim Engster 21888 at http://wrkf.org Sen. Vitter Will Run For Governor In Louisiana http://wrkf.org/post/sen-vitter-will-run-governor-louisiana Louisiana Sen. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:31:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 21525 at http://wrkf.org Sen. Vitter Will Run For Governor In Louisiana Vitter Enters Race for Louisiana Governor http://wrkf.org/post/vitter-enters-race-louisiana-governor <p>Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter will be a candidate in Louisiana's 2015 governor's race.</p><p>Vitter announced his plans in an email to supporters on Tuesday, saying "I believe that as our next governor, I can have a bigger impact addressing the unique challenges and opportunities we face in Louisiana."</p><p>The Associated Press obtained the announcement from Vitter's staff.</p><p>Vitter's announcement ends months of speculation. His decision is expected to influence which other potential candidates enter the race.</p><p>Gov. Bobby Jindal is term-limited.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:43:36 +0000 Associated Press 21518 at http://wrkf.org John Bel Edwards: First Horse in 2015 La. Governor's Race http://wrkf.org/post/john-bel-edwards-first-horse-2015-la-governors-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Louisiana House Minority Leader, John Bel Edwards, threw his hat into the ring for the next gubernatorial race Wednesday morning on the <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/wednesday-state-rep-john-bel-edwards-metro-councilwoman-c-denise-marcelle?nopop=1">Jim Engster Show</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Edwards may see a fundraising advantage by announcing this early, but has a lot to overcome.</p><p>Other potential&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">candidates include fellow democrat New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and republicans US Senator David Vitter, Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, and State Treasurer John Kennedy.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:08:55 +0000 Kelly Connelly 6471 at http://wrkf.org John Bel Edwards: First Horse in 2015 La. Governor's Race