Press Release: Dardenne Responds to Vitter Announcement

January 21st, 2014 11:27 AM

BATON ROUGE, LA – Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne responded to today’s announcement by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) that he will seek the office of Governor of the State of Louisiana, saying:

“Senator Vitter’s announcement was expected. It is my hope that the governor’s race will offer Louisianians the opportunity to compare and contrast the records of all the candidates, as well as the merits of their ideas to keep our state growing.

“I am deeply humbled by the outpouring of support I’ve received from every corner of Louisiana. Our campaign will focus on detailing the promises I’ve kept to the people of Louisiana and my positive vision for our state moving forward.

“To that end, we will continue to actively fundraise and share our message with folks across the state.”


Jay Dardenne is the lieutenant governor of the state of Louisiana. Previously, he served as secretary of state and as a state senator. In 2003, he was named National Republican Legislator of the Year. Dardenne has also served as president or chairman of ten local philanthropic organizations. A Baton Rouge native, he has been married to Cathy McDonald Dardenne for more than 30 years, and they have two adult children. For more information, visit