Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden to announce Wednesday whether he’ll run for Congress _lowres

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor President Kip Holden

Baton Rouge Mayor President Kip Holden has apparently made up his mind about whether to run for Congress.

kipIn March, he said he was 90 percent sure he would run for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The seat is currently held by Cedric Richmond, a Democrat who has held the seat since 2010.

Holden announced this week that he will hold a press conference on Wednesday at Crowne Plaza Hotel to make an announcement about the fall election.

Crowne Plaza has been the regular site of his press conferences to announce his re-election bids for mayor-president.

Holden, a Democrat, is a term-limited mayor president who will end his 12 years as Baton Rouge’s top official at the conclusion of the year. He previously served as both a state senator and state representative.

Last year he ran for the state’s second-in-command office as Lt. Governor, and lost to Republican Billy Nungesser.

The 2nd District is a majority-black district that includes much of New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge. It stretches northwest from New Orleans through Jefferson, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, St. Charles, Assumption, Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes.


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