Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

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UPSETTING THE WORKS

It was revealed this past week that Jim Bernhard might be buying into the race for governor in 2019. With his enormous business skills and wealth this would upset the applecart if he ran in the Democrat or Republican party. He mentioned running before several times but declined to do so. The last thing Governor Edward’s force wants is a Fortune 500 darling jumping into the race with his own money and splitting up the Democrat vote. It has been said he could toss in $20 million. He is presently a Democrat and is not very likely to change parties.

In 1987 he and two other investors founded the Shaw Group, a corporation providing construction and maintenance services to energy companies. By the time he sold the Shaw Group in 2013 it was worth $3 billion and was on the Fortune 500 list.

 

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