This long-standing Louisiana precedent of announcing what one is not going to run for in Louisiana can be nerve-wracking. It puts pressure on all of us because until we announce what we are not going to run for it is assumed that we are running for something.
In an effort to mitigate some of the pressure, today, I am formally announcing that, after prayerful consideration and consultation with my family and supporters, I will make an announcement in the very near future about what I will not run for.
When a decision on what not to run for has been reached it will be released to everyone at the same time. Meanwhile, the media is humbly requested to not put any further pressure on my family and supporters.
Thank you for respecting our wishes.