Influential Southwest Louisiana newspaper columnist Jim Beam is throwing his support behind Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne in the Oct. 24 gubernatorial election. The longtime American Press columnist says Dardenne “lives and breathes Louisiana” and praises Dardenne’s level-headed leadership.
“Republican Scott Angelle of Breaux Bridge and Democrat state Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite are also excellent candidates. However, we get only one vote and Dardenne gets mine the first go-around,” Beam writes.
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