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Louisiana: Blanco will not run, Breaux may, but residency challenged

The Washington Post reports: Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D) announced last night that she will not seek a second term this November, bowing to a political reality created by her handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. ...

Attention immediately turned to former senator John Breaux (La.) who is seen as Democrats' strongest potential candidate against Rep. Bobby Jindal, the likely Republican nominee. ...

Charlie Cook, a national political analyst and native son of Louisiana, said it is a "close call" on whether Breaux runs, but he added that recent ads sponsored by the state Republican Party seeking to raise questions about Breaux's residency and eligibility for the office may backfire. The commercials "infuriated" Breaux, according to Cook, and "nudged him toward getting in." -- Louisiana Governor Announces She Won't Seek Reelection - washingtonpost.com

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