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Plaquemines Parsish pres. considers run for Lt. gov.

4 years ago April 05, 2011 Apr 5, 2011 Tuesday, April 05 2011 Tuesday, April 05, 2011 1:46:34 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. - Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who became the face of frustration with the federal response to the Gulf oil spill, says he's considering a bid for
lieutenant governor this fall.

Nungesser posted a letter to supporters on his website Tuesday asking for campaign contributions and saying he's weighing the race against fellow Republican Jay Dardenne.

Dardenne won a special election last fall and is running to retain the seat in October.

Nungesser says as he works on oil spill recovery efforts, he's realized that the lieutenant governor will be crucial in helping to rebuild the state's image.

The lieutenant governor in Louisiana oversees state tourism and marketing efforts.

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