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SHREVEPORT – Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell today announced his support of Rep. John Bel Edwards for Governor.
Campbell, who represents the 24-parish North Louisiana seat on the PSC, said Edwards “has the courage and independence to break the grip of special interests” on state government.
“I have served in public office with all three of John Bel’s opponents,” Campbell said. “I believe strongly that he is the most qualified candidate for Governor.”
Edwards, D-Amite, is finishing his second term representing Tangipahoa Parish and surrounding areas in the Louisiana House of Representatives.
Campbell, D-Bossier City, was elected to his third term on the PSC last fall. He previously served seven terms in the Louisiana Senate from Northwest Louisiana.
“For eight years I’ve watched the Legislature yield to Bobby Jindal and his destructive policies. Nobody has been more independent and shown more courage in opposing Jindal than John Bel Edwards.
“I know how hard it is to oppose a governor. John Bel had the courage to stand up and say ‘these policies are not good for Louisiana.’ That’s why I’m for him.”
Edwards said he was honored to receive Campbell’s support.
“Foster Campbell has been fighting for the people of Louisiana for decades,” Edwards said. “I look forward to continuing that fight as the next governor of Louisiana.”
Edwards said he would support Campbell’s push to make high-speed Internet service available and affordable all across Louisiana.
“Foster and I agree that broadband is no longer a luxury but a necessity in today’s world,” Edwards said. “As governor I will join with the PSC, private industry and other interested parties to ensure affordable access to the Internet throughout our state.”
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