St. Landry

Sep 8, 2011 9:51 PM by Shawn Kline

Acadiana native enters race for Governor

One of the candidates running for Governor is from Opelousas and he thinks he has a shot at winning the October 22nd election.

"I have a fighting chance," candidate, Ron Ceasar said. "My slogan is 'not a long shot, your best shot.'"

Out of 10 candidates, Ceasar is the only one homegrown from Acadiana.
Over the last year, he ran an unsuccessful campaign to recall Governor Bobby Jindal but Ceasar doesn't see it as a failure.

"We were not looking for numbers," he said. "We were using it as a vehicle to create an awareness."

Ceasar says Jindal was wasting state funds and cutting education at the same time.
The Governor's office responded saying,

"Governor Jindal's focus is on working hard every day to make Louisiana the best place in the world to raise a family, get a high quality education, and pursue a rewarding career. The Governor has nine opponents in this election and our campaign will be taking nothing for granted - Louisiana's future is too important. We look forward to sharing the Governor's strong record of job creation, improving our healthcare delivery system, and cutting taxes with the voters."

The Governor also brings an $8-million warchest to this year's election cycle.
Ceasar says that doesn't concern him one-bit.

"I have a warchest and I have some warriors." Ceasar says, "bring it on, Jindal."

The eight other candidates in this race include Independents, David Blanchard, Lenny Bollingham, and Bob Lang who ran against Senator David Vitter last year.
Scott Lewis from Baton Rouge and Democrats Cary Deaton, Tara Hollis, "Niki Bird" Papazoglakis and "Trey" Roberts also qualified for the state's chief position.

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