Monday, 18 July 2011 12:08
Jindal, Vitter Plan To Hammer Louisiana Demos With Campaign Funds
Written by 

Thor HammerYes, three large bogeys for Democrats statewide to concern themselves with.
 First, of course, is the seemingly inevitable reelection of Bobby Jindal. He'll be steamrolling to a 50+1 victory on October 22nd (that'd be two straight), while trying to find some way to spend all of that state campaign money he's raised. It'll probably be around $10-12m when he reports on July 25th, and no matter how many TV buys he makes, he'll be hard pressed to find places to put all of that cash for his own race against... nobody.

 Therefore, Jindal will be spending prodigiously unseating unfriendly legislators, largely Democrats. If he were to spend something like $2-3m (which is a number his henchmen have bandied about), Jindal could easily swing close elections in legislative seats statewide. 

But Jindal isn't the only Republican with more cash than he knows what to do with it. David Vitter's Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority has already signaled they will spend heavily to influence the legislature. Vitter's tactically smart early endorsement of Jindal wasn't so much an endorsement, but rather a signal that Vitter considers this year his best shot yet to take the reigns of the conservative movement in Louisiana

That's two, but what about a third? We always knew the State Republican Party would be spending heavily to elect Republicans (as they should), but now we get more of an idea of the scale of the operation:

Gov. Bobby Jindal is getting involved in legislative elections this fall, working with the state Republican Party on fundraising efforts to bring more GOP members to the Louisiana Capitol.

Jindal sent an e-mail to supporters Wednesday seeking donations for the Victory Fund, a GOP fundraising arm focused on state legislative races. In the e-mail, the governor says he asked the state Republican Party to create the fund to help elect "more conservative reformers" to the House and Senate.

The effort is similar to the fundraising and campaign work done by U.S. Sen. David Vitter's Louisiana Committee For A Republican Majority — but it's unclear whether the two are coordinating their efforts.

Jindal says the Victory Fund has raised $700,000 for the election, with a target of $2 million.

And that's three. From a money perspective, it's going to get ugly. Jindal also writes that the victory fund, as enabled by law, will coordinate with campaigns in ways outside money cannot:

"Unlike other efforts, the LA GOP's Victory Fund can coordinate directly with targeted campaigns to spread our conservative message and get-out-the-vote for our targeted candidates to win elections," Jindal wrote in the e-mail.

So there's that.

by Lamar Parmentel, Chief-Curator of The Daily Kingfish 

See Bayoubuzz video interview of Leo Honeycutt, the author of Edwin Edwards's biography

Talk To Us:

What should U.S. Congress do to prevent default?
(Use your Facebook profile. Login and speak your mind)


Also Click here and Join:

Login to post comments
  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist
  • President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day

mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

Read More

joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

Read More

indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

Read More

bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

Read More


Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1