8/6 Thursday: Leo Honeycutt May Run for Lt. Gov, The LSU Reveille, Bobby Jindal, 2016 Presidential Race, and the Louisiana Gubernatorial Election

HOUR ONE: 

Leo Honeycutt

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Leo Honeycutt is the author of Edwin Edwards' biography.  He is a well established journalist, writer, and politico.  He discusses potentially running for Lt. Governor. 

Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez

Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez is the LSU Reveille student fall editor and an online news editor for The Advocate in Baton Rouge. 

Gubernatorial Q&A

Louisiana's poverty rate is one of the highest in the country.  If elected governor, what steps would you take to reduce the number of people who live below the federal poverty level? 

David Vitter: "Dramatically improving our education... That is the answer to ending poverty." 
Jay Dardenne: "Emphasizing education and creating job opportunities are the key ingredients to ending the embarrassing poverty rates in Louisiana..." 
Scott Angelle: "We must ramp up our technical and community college programs... put them on steroids.... 60% of the jobs we create in the next ten years will require more than a high school diploma, but less than a 4 year degree."
John Bel Edwards: "Important to increase the earned income tax credit... I call on Congress to raise the minimum raise.  It's about family values; when women succeed, families succeed. I am the only candidate that has supported and will support equal pay legislation... We must get smart on crime and better on budgeting." 

HOUR TWO: 

Jeremy Alford

Jeremy Alford is the publisher and editor of LaPolitics.com.  He comments on Bobby Jindal's quest for the GOP Presidential nomination as well as the soon approaching Gubernatorial election for Louisiana.  He comments on the potential candidacy of John Georges for Governor.  "John Georges gets in the race on the last day of qualifying... Can you imagine the media?"

Scott McKay 

Scott McKay is the publisher of The Hayride.  He also discusses Bobby Jindal and the Gubernatorial election.  McKay provides the most recent polls which put David Vitter and John Bel Edwards at 31.1% and 30.6%.  He says he doesn't see any other way than a Vitter Edwards runoff.