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|Kershaw campaigns in Vidalia|
Sammy Kershaw is not a politician. He's a promoter. And that's why he feels he is the best candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana.
"The primary responsibility of the Lieutenant Governor is to serve as Louisiana's Ambassador," Kershaw said during a noon stop at Vidalia's Riverfront Amphitheater Wednesday. "This job is about introducing the unique people, culture and heritage of this state. It's time the people have someone in this position who not only can do the job, but wants the job. The lieutenant governor's job has nothing to do with politics. There has never been a promoter in that promoter's office. In the past, people kept leaving that office, using it as a stepping stone to a bigger job. I won't do that."
Kershaw was on the middle swing of a quick tour that went from Winnsboro, Vidalia to Jonesville in his campaign for the Lieutenant Governor's position.
After a 15-minute pep talk, Kershaw brought out his guitar and sang "Cadillac Style" and "You Are My Sunshine" and sang a couple of lines of "Vidalia" for good measure.
His press secretary said the song "Vidalia" was a bit too high for him to do acappella.
Kershaw said being in the entertainment business and traveling the world prepared him for the state's second-highest position because he has served as an ambassador for the state for 40 years.
The lieutenant governor's primary job is promoting the state and serving as the head of the Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism.
Kershaw received 30 percent of the vote in 2007 when he and three other candidates challenged Democrat Mitch Landrieu, who won in the primary with 57 percent of the statewide vote.
Landrieu resigned after being elected mayor of New Orleans in May.
Kershaw joins Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis, former Caddo Parish Police Juror Jim Crowley of Shreveport, Baton Rouge physician Melanie J. McKnight, GOP Party Chairman Roger Villere of Metairie, New Orleans attorney Caroline Fayard and Butch Gautreaux, state senator from Morgan City, seeking the office.
Kershaw said he will continue his campaign to bring a Branson, Missouri-type place to Louisiana.
"We've got I-20, I-49 and I-10 and you could not name me one bad place in the state that could not have a Branson-type city," he said. "One of my opponents is trying to say I would use taxpayer's money to do that, but like I said back in 2007, this would be totally privately funded. It would be at no cost to the taxpayer."
Kershaw made it clear he is not after the governor's job.
"This is the job I want," he said. "Louisiana is known as the Sportsman's Paradise. I've been to Idaho and seen signs saying come to Idaho to hunt and fish. I've never seen a sign saying come to Louisiana to hunt and fish. There's not a better place in the whole world than Louisiana."
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