Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the political season is officially underway. But the Baton Rouge mayoral race has yet to capture the imagination of many in a city preoccupied with cleaning up from last month’s flood—and at least one heavy hitter says he’ll likely sit this one out.
Political activist and businessman Lane Grigsby, founder and retired CEO of Cajun Industries, says at this point he doesn’t plan to throw his considerable muscle—and financial support— behind any of the 12 candidates in the race, at least not during the primary.
“I haven’t seen anything on the part of the candidates that stands out,” says Grigsby, whose nod of support is highly sought after by candidates in local and statewide races. “I’m not motivated by any of them and I know them all well.”