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Friday, 24 October 2014 15:55

cain-cassidyPOLITICO: LANDRIEU’S EFFECTIVENESS

The Mary Landrieu campaign is circulating an article by Politico that highlights the effectiveness of her Energy Committee and her Homeland Security committee and her role as a legislator.  According to a Politico infographic, she is one of the most effective Senators in terms of co-sponsoring successful legislation during the “do nothing” Congress.

The Cassidy campaign and the Republicans have dismissed her effectiveness or “clout”, claiming she has been a puppet of Obama and would be backing Harry Reed for Senate Majority Leader and thus, whatever clout she might have will hurt Louisiana.

Friday, 24 October 2014 14:30

palin 

Since she burst on the national scene in 2008, the national media has enjoyed poking fun and mischaracterizing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family. The main reason for their obsession is that Palin is an unabashed conservative who is articulate and popular with millions of Americans.

Friday, 24 October 2014 14:25

waguespackAs if the administration’s handling of bogus criminal accusations against former Commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Murphy Painter wasn’t already embarrassing enough after Painter’s acquittal ended up costing the state $474,000 in reimbursement of his legal fees and expenses, a recent civil court decision has added insult to injury.

Friday, 24 October 2014 09:45

gov-mansionWhile most of the Louisiana's politicos' attention focus upon the US Senate race, there's another major election that is beginning to take shape--the Louisiana governor's race.  Bobby Jindal is term limited so, theoretically, the field is wide open.  We asked Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research to assess the gubernatorial field, to date:

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:54

capitol Election Day for the congressional and local elections is right around the corner.  In fact, a Louisiana voter can absentee vote right now.  The Secretary of State’s office predicts some 45 to 50 percent of registered voters will actually show up and vote. Having run that office for a number of years and predicting voter turnout through the 1980s, I predict closer to a 60 percent turnout.  Current Secretary of State Tom Schedler and I have a lunch wager on whose prediction will be more accurate.

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