While it is a known fact that Republicans essentially control Louisiana, based upon a recent poll, don't be surprised if an unknown Democrat is in the runoff with one of the leading Republican candidates.
Treasurer’s race draws seven
Seven candidates qualified to run for the job of State Treasurer, the only statewide race on the ballot on October 14.
It is a mixed bag of candidates. There are six males and one female; five whites and two blacks; four Republicans, one Democrat, one Independent, and one Libertarian. The candidates are:
*Ron Ceaser. a black Independent from Opelousas.
*Angele Davis, a while Republican female from Baton Rouge.
JMC Analytics and Polling has released a new poll in the Louisiana Treasurer's Race hours from the closing time of election qualifying.
The poll was commissioned by an organization named AccountableLouisiana.com. A search of that website reveals little or no information other than a "tips" link and "donate button". The website domain was initially purchased in April 2016 and updated April 2017. Whois shows no public information.
Qualifying has begun for upcoming elections in Louisiana and there are no major surprises in the Treasurer and Public Service seats.
Not that very many people care, but qualifying for the job of State Treasurer takes place this week from Wednesday through Friday, July 12-14.
It is not a sexy political position and it will be the only statewide race on the ballot onOctober 14, so it is not generating much interest.
State Representative from Jefferson Parish, Julie Stokes, has announced she will be running for State Treasurer of Louisiana to replace John Kennedy, who has recently been elected to the US Senate.
Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy invoking a misbehaving child, figuratively spanked Presidential hopeful, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, for Moody’s credit outlook decline from stable to negative issued today.
Governor Bobby Jindal has been claiming that the massive $1.6B budget debt for 2016 is largely due to the decline in oil prices.
Readers interested in Louisiana politics got another reminder recently of the maddening inconsistency of state Treasurer John Kennedy’s thinking, and why, should he decide to pursue the matter, any attempt he makes to be elected governor in 2015 should be greeted with a healthy dose of skepticism.
In part two of a three-part Google Hangout webcast interview with Louisiana treasurer John Kennedy, the discussion turned to the Louisiana budget deficit and the state’s consultant contracts. In part I of the interview, as he has done so in the past, Kennedy, pointed out that Louisiana’s budget obligations have been met by using budget gimmicks, one-time monies, depleting various dedicated trust accounts, severely cutting education while allowing bloated government consulting contracts to prosper.
In 2009, when Alvarez & Marsal, a national performance auditor, recommended a handful of common-sense business practices that would save taxpayers $72 million a year at the state's Big Charity hospital in New Orleans, I asked for a similar audit of the state's nine other Charity Hospitals. The Charity Hospitals resisted.