Louisiana Politics: Kershaw Backs Nungesser, Jindal, Perry, GOP Debate, Election Forums
Written by  // Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:08 //

Sammy Kershaw


Country music star Sammy Kershaw officially endorsed Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser for Lt. Governor.  Kershaw, a Republican candidate in last year's Lt. Governor's race, won 31 parishes in the primary election.  Kershaw, a Republican from Lafayette, made his announcement via a video, where he laid out his reasons for supporting Nungesser.


Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made national news yesterday by announcing his support of Texas Governor Rick Perry. 

Bad timing?

Last night, the Republican Party-Tea Party held its debate on CNN and some of the news programs and talk radio programs are questioning whether Perry, who skyrocketed to the top of the GOP Presidential race pole will survive that spot.

Perry was the focus of much of the debate with attacks about taxes and Texas, his stance on illegal immigrants, mandatory injection of a shot to prevent venereal disease and more.

(See video below to watch part one of the debate)

League of women voters

Secretary of State Election

Lunch With the League
WHERE?  at Drusilla Seafood,
3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, La 70809
WHEN?    September 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM
Doors open at 11:00 AM - Debate starts at NOON - Lunch served at 11:45 AM
Reservations Required to guarantee seating
The League of WoMen Voters of Baton Rouge and WBRZ , Channel 2,
are proud to announce a forum to provide the Public with an insight
to the positions of the 2 (two) announced Candidates for the office
of the Louisiana Secretary of State.

Secretary of State Debate

Tom Schedler and Jim Tucker

The candidates will be questioned by a panel of journalists selected to
represent the different areas of the state.


Reservations for Lunch by Credit Card can be made by
clicking on _Pay Here_ below (includes a $2.00 convenience fee)  

Public is encouraged to attend - Non-LWVBR Guests - $25.00 _ Members-$20.00

Doors open at 11:00 with registration and Lunch will be served at 11:30 A.M.
networking until Noon, DOORS will be CLOSED at NOON, when the DEBATE begins.
Please make your reservations TODAY!
Searing is only guaranteed with reservations!
The public is encouraged to attend. Tickets: $25.00;
LWVBR Member's Discount rate: $20.00
Please make reservations by sending your Name, Mailing Address,
Phone Number and Email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the
League Voice Mail: 334-9999 or 927-2255 with your information.
Your Reservation confirmation will be emailed to you.



Alliance For Good Government

 Legislator of the Year Banquet this Saturday, September 17, 7:00 pm at the WWII Museum. 

(for Orleans Parish)


Forum schedule for the fall 2011 elections will be as follows:


Monday, September 19

Broadway Activities Center, Room 202, 501 Pine St. New Orleans

(across the street from Loyola Law School)

7:00 pm Traffic Court

7:30 pm                 Criminal Court L

8:00 pm                 Civil Court B

8:30 pm Civil Court E


Tuesday, September 20

Fuhrman Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson, Covington, LA

7:00 pm Lt. Governor

7:45 pm Secretary of State

8:15 pm Commissioner Agriculture and Forestry

8:45 pm Commissioner of Insurance

9:15 pm Attorney General


Wednesday, September 21

Nunemaker Auditorium, Loyola Main Campus, New Orleans

7:00 pm BESE 1

7:30 pm BESE 2

8:00 pm State Rep 105

State Dist 94 is on Sept 21 at 8:30 pm

9:00 pm State Senate 3


Tuesday, September 27

Broadway Activities Center, Room 202, 501 Pine St., New Orleans

 7:00 pm State Rep 98

7:30 pm State Rep 99

8:00 pm State Rep 102


The Alliance is still in the process of scheduling State Rep 103, and State Senate 1.



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