Sen. John Kennedy says he will not run for governor in 2019

Sen. John Kennedy says he will not run for governor in 2019
Sen. John Kennedy

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - U.S. Senator John Kennedy announces that he will not be a candidate for governor in 2019 in a press release.

In the press release, Senator Kennedy discusses meeting in Beijing with Premier Li Keqiang to lobby China to stop Chinese citizens from exporting synthetic fentanyl and the ingredients to make it to Mexico, from which fentanyl enters the U.S.

Later in the release, Kennedy says:

I love being in the United States Senate.  I will not be a candidate for Governor in 2019.  I will, however, continue to work hard every day in D.C. and Louisiana for jobs, economic growth, cheaper health insurance, a stronger military, and an end to government waste.
Senator John Kennedy

See the full press release here:

Kennedy's press release
Kennedy's press release (Source: Statement from U.S. Sen. Kennedy)

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