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  John Georges studies changing parties in race for governor
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Last EditedRBH  Aug 23, 2007 03:06pm
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News DateThursday, August 23, 2007 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRepublican businessman John Georges said he may switch to independent or even Democrat because his latest poll indicates that could give him a better chance of making a runoff against U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal in the race for governor.

"I think I'm within striking distance for second place," said Georges, who was tied for last as a Republican but third as an independent in the five-person poll released Wednesday.

He said it indicates that he'd have 3 percent of the vote as a Republican but 8 percent as an independent against Jindal, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, state Sen. Walter Boasso and Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell.
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