All of Louisiana's gubernatorial candidates support passenger rail between Baton Rouge and New Orleans

Louisiana gubernatorial candidates speak at the Southeast Super Region Committee Gubernatorial Forum in New Orleans, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. From left to right, are: Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lieutenant Gov. Jay Dardenne, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-72nd Dist. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana gubernatorial candidates speak at the Southeast Super Region Committee Gubernatorial Forum in New Orleans, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. From left to right, are: Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lieutenant Gov. Jay Dardenne, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-72nd Dist. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

All four Louisiana governor candidates would support putting passenger rail between Baton Rouge and New Orleans -- a departure from Gov. Bobby Jindal's position. 

"Nothing is more important to the super region than making sure we have interconnectedness," said state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, the Democratic candidate in the race. 

The three Republican candidates echoed Edwards sentiment during a gubernatorial forum sponsored by Greater New Orleans, Inc., the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and other business groups Friday (Sept. 3). But two candidates -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle -- were more tepid about their support. 

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