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Dardenne may run for governor once Jindal's term is up

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:30pm

Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says he would be more than happy to take over the role of governor once Bobby Jindal's term is up.

Dardenne spoke to a full crowd this afternoon at a Rotary Club luncheon. He stuck mainly to the topic of tourism in the state, which has become a $10.5 billion industry.

NBC33 caught up with the lieutenant governor after the luncheon, where he told us he’d gladly make a run for governor after the position becomes vacant.

“At the end of the term, that would be the only other job I'd be interested in,” stated Dardenne. “I am loving what I am doing as lieutenant governor, but that would be the only other job I'd consider. I guess at that point in time, I'll probably be looking at that race."

Dardenne says whether he gets the job or not, he's hoping our next governor makes funding for higher education a high priority.

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