Skip to comments.Woody Jenkins To Run For Congress In (LA) Sixth Congressional District
Posted on 01/22/2008 6:48:03 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
Central City News editor and longtime state Rep. Woody Jenkins will seek to succeed Richard Baker in Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District THE DEAD PELICAN has learned. Jenkins is announcing his candidacy today in the Baton Rouge media.
Jenkins' 28 years of experience as a legislator from Baton Rouge will likely be a focal point of his campaign, given Louisiana's loss of several key members in the Congressional delegation. According to two polls run in the past week, Jenkins is the most widely known of the potential candidates for the seat. In trial heats against several possible candidates, Jenkins led by a 2 to 1 margin.
"After seeing those poll numbers, I think Woody is almost unbeatable in a closed Republican primary," one top Republican operative said. "With less than six weeks to go until the election, it will be very difficult for anyone to catch up to him."
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne's office is reportedly scheduling the first party primary for March 8. Louisiana will employ the closed primary system for the first time in decades, which likely plays into the hand of a well-known candidate with a consistently conservative record.
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I hope the poll is right. Jenkins is exactly what Congress needs, as well as a few more like him.
He’d be awesome, and it’d be great to see him finally go to Washington, as he should have been since 1996.
Great news. We need 435 Woody Jenkinses in the House and 100 in the Senate.
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