There was some thought that something big could be brewing for Glover that was not mutually exclusive with this quest and may have complemented it nicely. Make no mistake, by far the top goal of state Democrats is to keep Sen. Mary Landrieu in office, whose flagging reelection campaign threatens to remove her as the last Democrat in office elected statewide. In particular, as typically Democrats are lower information, lower interested members of the electorate, and blacks disproportionately making up this portion, with this election during midterms without an attractive figure to those voters such as Pres. Barack Obama running for something, it’s feared by them that lagging turnout will doom Landrieu’s chances.
This included the Fourth District, where Glover could have run. This points to his preferred strategy, where as an encore he could try to resume his dance with state Rep. Patrick Williams, who is running to succeed the term-limited Glover. Williams challenged him in 2003 when Glover ran for the last permitted time due to legislative term limits for District 4, but failed. He then won in 2007 and 2011, so it could be that Williams wins this fall, resigns shortly thereafter, and Glover could swap in through the ensuing special election and try to set himself up for as many as 13 years in that spot.