Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D-La.) announced minutes ago that she will not stand for a second term this November, stepping aside from a race that many within her party did not believe she could win. Blanco's decision to step aside seemingly opens the door for a candidacy by former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.), who has been mulling the race for weeks. Breaux had previously pledged not to run unless Blanco retired.
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