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Louisiana GOP Attorney General Landry leaves open possibility of 2023 gubernatorial bid

Attorney General of Louisiana Jeff Landry may run for governor in 2023

Published: September 16, 2022 3:49pm

Updated: September 16, 2022 5:08pm

Louisiana GOP Attorney General Jeff Landry appears to be ruling out a run for Congress or the White House, at least for now, but is keeping open the possibilities of a gubernatorial bid.

Landry was asked Tuesday on the the John Solomon Reports podcast whether he's run of governor next year, amid a lot of voter enthusiasm for him and his high-profile legal efforts.

"One thing I've learned is that we fix our country, not in Washington, DC," Landry responded. "We fix our country when we fix our states. I'm gonna be speaking to a lot of those same people that are excited. I'm as excited as them to find some new leadership here in Louisiana and we'll keep you posted."

State law prohibits Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards from seeking a third term in 2023.

Landry and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, also a Republican, recently filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration arguing it has worked with social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook to suppress free speech.

"I think that this is one of the most important cases that I [also] believe eventually will make it to the Supreme Court," Landry said.

He also said if the courts rule, as he and Schmidt contend, about the Biden-Big Tech collusion "it should scare the bejesus out of every American citizen."

The administration has not responded to the lawsuit.  

Landry also cited several instances in which he and others think Big Tech and Big Government worked together to censor Americans.

"Let's talk about October 2020," he said about Twitter and others censoring or squashing the New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop story.

"Let's look at this year, April 29 – the federal government of the Biden administration announces a disinformation board," he also said.

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