From John Kennedy:
In a little less than a year, Louisianians will go to the polls to elect our next United States Senator. In doing so, our people will decide who they want to represent our state and our values in Washington, D.C.
I want you to be the first to know that today I will take the first steps and file the necessary paperwork to run for the United States Senate in 2008. I plan to officially kick off the campaign early next year. Please know that Becky and I made this decision carefully, after much thought, prayer and discussion.
Over the next few months, I will lay the groundwork of support for an aggressive campaign that will focus on a frank discussion of the issues and how I will help move Louisiana forward working in tandem with our new reform leadership in Baton Rouge.
I also want to share with you the results of a poll I commissioned recently. The 1,000 sample "likely voters" poll conducted by Zogby International showed me leading incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu by 45% to 38% with a 3.2% margin of error. (Click here for more.)
Early support in an important race like this is essential, and you can play a significant role in building that foundation. Your financial contribution today will help us lay the groundwork for next year's campaign, which most national observers say will be one of the highest profile and competitive U.S. Senate races in the nation. Click here to make a secure credit card contribution online or visit my website at www.JohnKennedy.com.
I will win this election with the support of Louisianians like you. Thank you for your continued support and friendship. Thank you for giving so much to Louisiana.