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LDP Endorsements for Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner and More

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Democratic Party today announced their formal endorsement of the following candidates on the ballot for this fall’s election: Mayor Kip Holden for Lieutenant Governor, Geri Broussard Baloney for Attorney General, Charlie Greer for Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Charlotte McDaniel McGehee for Commissioner of Insurance, and Carolyn Hill for BESE District 8. These endorsements come in addition to the state party’s early endorsements of Professor Chris Tyson for Secretary of State and Rep. John Bel Edwards for the governor’s race. Details as follows:

  • Kip Holden for Lieutenant Governor: The Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish, and the first African-American to hold that office, elected with support from the business community.
  • Geri Broussard Baloney for Attorney General:  Attorney from Garyville, LA who founded an all-female, minority owned law firm in the River Parishes; extensive experience in governmental affairs, honors graduate of Southern and Loyola School of Law.
  • Carolyn Hill for BESE District 8: Social worker focused on mental health issues, seeking re-election after a successful term serving the people of Baton Rouge since 2012.

“In an election cycle where 951 people from across the state have stepped up to run as Democrats in Louisiana, we are excited and proud to announce our formal endorsement of these five exemplary candidates,” said Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “Mayor Holden, Geri Broussard Baloney, Charlie Greer, Charlotte McDaniel McGehee and Carolyn Hill will join fellow Democrats up and down the ballot to put Louisiana first, and bring the state back to basics.”