Politics blog: Louisiana governor’s race heats up; Pro-Dardenne PAC launched _lowres

Associated Press photo by Melinda Deslatte -- Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Republican, speaks to the Press Club of Baton Rouge about his campaign in this September 2014 file photo.

Louisiana’s heading into what could become a bitter battle for the Governor’s Mansion this year. A political action committee in support of Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s gubernatorial bid has already been in the mix, and now Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne appears to be going the PAC route, as well.

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