WASHINGTON D.C. (KNOE) - United States Senator John Kennedy has announced he will not run for Governor of Louisiana in 2019.
"I love being in the United States Senate," Kennedy said in a statement issued on Monday. "It is such an honor to represent the people of Louisiana in the United States Senate. Right now, that’s where I think I can do the most good."
Kennedy says he would like to thank the people who offered him advice about the decision.
"It is my honor to serve you in the United States Senate. You, and your families, are the reason I get up to do this job each and every day.”
Only one GOP contender has announced so far: Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone.
The election for Louisiana governor will be held on October 12th.