Leppert expects to make an announcement about his next steps “in the next several days,” he told the City Council.
The mayor’s term otherwise would have ended in June. Leppert has previously said he would not run for re-election, and he would have been forced to resign early if he had announced a Senate candidacy while in the mayor’s office.
Sen Mary Landrieu, D-La., poses for a selfie with LSU football fans as she campaigns at tailgate parties on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU-Mississippi State game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Buy photo here.