2023 Louisiana gubernatorial election

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Party Democratic Republican

Incumbent Governor

John Bel Edwards
Democratic



The 2023 Louisiana gubernatorial election will take place on October 14, 2023, to elect the next Governor of Louisiana. Incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards will not be eligible to seek a third consecutive term due to Louisiana's term limits.[1]

Under Louisiana's jungle primary system, all candidates will appear on the same ballot, regardless of party, and voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation.

Democratic candidates

Potential

Republican candidates

Declared

Announcement pending

Publicly expressed interest

Potential

Declined

Independents

Declared

General election

Polling

Hypothetical polling
Jungle primary
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Bill
Cassidy
(R)
Sharon Weston
Broome
(D)
Sharon
Hewitt
(R)
John
Kennedy
(R)
Jeff
Landry
(R)
Billy
Nungesser
(R)
John
Schroder
(R)
Gary
Smith Jr.
(D)
Undecided
JMC Analytics (R) March 21–23, 2022 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 10% 14% 2% 22% 11% 7% 1% 4% 29%
Runoff election
Generic Democrat vs. generic Republican
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Generic
Democrat
Generic
Republican
Undecided
JMC Analytics (R) March 21–23, 2022 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 33% 50% 17%

Notes

  1. ^ a b Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear

References

  1. ^ "Louisiana Constitution of 1974" (PDF). Government of Louisiana. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  2. ^ "JMC Analytics poll finds the 2023 governor's race is wide open".
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  4. ^ "Democrats want to field a strong candidate in 2023 governor's race. That could hurt Bill Cassidy". July 10, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Alford, Jeremy. "Thinking about 2023? You can bet some of these Louisiana politicians are". houmatoday. houmatoday. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announces he is running for governor". WDSU News. October 5, 2022.
  7. ^ "Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says he plans to run for governor of Louisiana".
  8. ^ "Republican Treasurer John Schroder running for Louisiana governor". Lafayette Daily Advertiser. January 19, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  9. ^ "After crossing Trump, Cassidy weighs governor bid". Politico. March 30, 2022. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  10. ^ Alford, Jeremy (10 November 2021). "Field for governor remains unsettled". Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 4 August 2022.
  11. ^ Paterson, Blake (October 18, 2021). "State Sen. Rick Ward says he's considering a run for governor of Louisiana". The Advocate. Archived from the original on October 19, 2021. Retrieved October 19, 2021.
  12. ^ a b Keller, Lanny. "Lanny Keller: Will John Bel Edwards be Louisiana's last Democratic governor?". The Advocate. The Advocate. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  13. ^ Bridges, Tyler (15 April 2022). "Sharon Hewitt mulling gubernatorial run". The Advocate. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  14. ^ Hillburn, Greg (November 19, 2019). "Jeff Landry, Billy Nungesser set sights on 2023 Louisiana governor's election". The News-Star. Gannett. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  15. ^ Gallagher, Kevin (12 June 2022). "More names emerging as possible statewide candidates in 2023". Louisiana Radio Network. Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  16. ^ "LOUISIANA. State Agriculture Comm Mike Strain (R) announced he will seek reelection next year to a fifth term; will not run for Governor".
  17. ^ Maricle, Doris (September 8, 2022). "Lundy announces run for governor". The American Press. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
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