With all of Louisiana’s statewide officials signed up to run for re-election, qualifying for state offices slowed to a trickle Wednesday.
The big question of the day was whether Gov. Bobby Jindal would draw a well-financed challenger to his re-election bid.
New Orleans area businessman John Georges is flirting with making another run at the office. Georges is a registered Democrat who heads a billion-dollar company. He is not ex-pected to sign up to run - if he does at all - until Thursday.
Haynesville schoolteacher Tara Hollis, a Democrat, planned to file papers Wednesday af-ternoon to run against the Republican governor. Hollis has garnered attention but little fi-nancial backing.
Qualifying ends Thursday for a range of offices, including governor, lieutenant governor and 144 legislative seats.
At the Secretary of State’s Office, where candidates for state offices are putting their names on the Oct. 22 ballot, Louisiana’s 2010 teacher of the year signed up to run for the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Republican Holly Boffy, of Youngsville, is vying for the Lake Charles area seat currently held by Republican Dale Bayard. Bayard is seeking re-election.
“I’m not running so much against Mr. Bayard as I am to give the people an option,” Boffy said.