Marionneaux mulls run for governorship
State Sen. Rob Marionneaux, D-Livonia, said Monday that New Orleans area businesspeople looking for a suitable candidate to oppose incumbent Bobby Jindal are pressing him to run for governor.
“I think anybody who gets in the race garners 40 percent of the vote,” said Marionneaux, who is term-limited from seeking another term as senator and has cooled on a previously announced bid to run for sheriff.
So far, Jindal's only announced opponent is a North Louisiana schoolteacher.
Marionneaux admitted it would be a difficult task to made a late start in the statewide race against an incumbent with a $10 million war chest.
“But I don't think it's insurmountable,” he said. “I've always liked challenged, and that certainly would be one.”