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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 14:23

normandThe tragic shooting death of former NFL star Joe McKnight on December 1 has placed Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand in the media spotlight. 

Initially, he was criticized for not immediately arresting Ronald Gasser, the motorist who shot McKnight in the road rage incident that ended in Terrytown. Normand’s decision to continue the investigation and wait before arresting Gasser unleashed a torrent of vitriol against Normand from civil rights leaders. This was clearly unjustified and is the result of too many people in our community looking at every issue through the lens of race. 

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 15:41

treasurerLet’s assume that John Kennedy, Louisiana treasurer, wins the US Senate race against Democrat Foster Campbell, on Saturday?  Who might run for Kennedy’s seat?

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 09:28

kennedy appropriations2by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

The money picture
    The two Senate candidates have filed the required campaign finance reports, which covers activity through November 20.
    The race between Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell has drawn national attention.  Since the last report, which covered activity through October 19, Campbell has out raised Kennedy.

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 09:02

 

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
This is it!

    The last U.S. Senate election in the United States takes place Saturday, December 10.  The contest is between two old hands in Louisiana politics.
    Republican John Kennedy got his start as counsel to Gov. Buddy Roemer in 1988 as a Democrat.  In 1991, he ran for state attorney general and lost.  In 1996, he was appointed the Secretary of the Department of Revenue by Republican Gov. Mike Foster.
    He was elected state treasurer in 1999, a post he holds until this day.  He has run for the Senate twice before.  In 2004, he ran as a Democrat in the race won by Republican David Vitter, finishing third with 15% of the vote.

Monday, 05 December 2016 15:23

 

kennedy officeWeeks to go left in 2016 and Louisiana voters are rather pessimistic.  The economy is poor, state is losing its education program TOPS, stagnant wages, higher insurance costs, lack of jobs, state out of money.  We could go on.

 

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Bernie burns sizeWatch Bernie Pinsonat discuss current poll numbers, the US Senate race, Congressional races, upcoming Louisiana legislative session, Governor John Bel Edwards' popularity, favorables of other elected officials, future political races such as Treasurer, Attorney General and more topics. 

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