What now? Louisiana GOP loses top con...

What now? Louisiana GOP loses top contender for governor

By sidestepping the Louisiana governor's race, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy denied Republicans a popular, high-profile candidate to pit against Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards, renewing speculation about whether the GOP can rally around one main contender in 2019. The list of Republicans considering a challenge to Edwards shortened in recent weeks, as most seemed willing to step aside for Kennedy, a popular figure in Louisiana with impressive fundraising prowess.

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