BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - New Orleans businessman and The Advocate owner John Georges will not run for Louisiana governor.
Georges is out of the country, but filled out the necessary paperwork to qualify for his attorney to file for him if he decided to run. Earlier this week, Kennedy said Georges has no plans to enter the race.
With just minutes to spare, Georges' attorney says an email has been sent to the media saying he will not qualify.
Georges ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2007 and mayor of New Orleans in 2010. He ran as an Independent for governor in 2007 and as a Democrat in the 2010 mayoral race.
He stepped down as publisher of The Advocate earlier this month.
Republicans Scott Angelle, Jay Dardenne and David Vitter, and Democrat John Bel Edwards qualified Tuesday morning. Beryl Billiot, a no party candidate from Kentwood; Jeremy "JW" Odom, also no party and from Natchitoches; and S L Simpson, a Democrat from Shreveport also qualified for the position.