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Villere talks GOP; Vitter opens forums but no media; Huckabee signs
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villereRoger Villere, has been re-elected chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party for another term, coming off a banner year in which the major goal for the state party was fulfilled—defeating Democrat Senator Louisiana Mary Landrieu.


Jeff Crouere interviewed Villere on Tuesday on his daily WGSO radio show.  Listen to the interview where he discusses a number of issues including the upcoming "hot" political year.

Vitter’s “Open forum”

David Vitter, candidate for Louisiana governor will be holding “open” forums in the upcoming weeks but they will not be open to the media.

The Advocate is reporting that “the meetings will start Friday with a discussion on coastal restoration in New Orleans, but, like the series of “leadership forums” Vitter held last year, the meetings won’t be open to the public or the media.

The Advocate reported last fall on Vitter’s closed-to-the-media higher education leadership forum. After meeting with some of the loudest voices in Louisiana higher education, Vitter held a press briefing with The Advocate — the only media outlet that attempted to attend the meeting.

Here are other forums he has scheduled:

  • Feb. 18 in Alexandria: Farming and fishing.
  • Feb. 23 in Baton Rouge: Tax and spending reform.
  • March 2 in Lafayette: U.S. energy boom.
  • March 12 in New Orleans: Violent crime.
  • March 23 in Baton Rouge: Addressing corruption and cronyism.
  • TBD: Making government customer-focused.

Per his campaign, he will hold media availabilities after the forums, as he did before.

Vitter goes after Obamacare apps

In another political area, Vitter is claiming that certain government applications for Obamacare are full of false information.

According to the TP

Applications from the House and Senate for members and their staffs to purchase insurance from a small business marketplace under the Affordable Care Act are full of false information, including listing total employment in the House and Senate at 45 employees each.

The House and Senate together employ nearly 16,000 people.

Senate Small Business Committee Chairman David Vitter, R-La., who has made an issue of what he considers favored treatment for members of Congress and their staffs under the Affordable Care Act, says he'll lead a committee investigation into the false information supplied in the applications.


Former Arkansas Governor, 2008 Presidential candidate and New York Times Bestselling author Mike Huckabee will take his bus tour through Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas on Feb 5-8, as part of his 14-state bus tour to promote the release of his new book, "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy." 

Huckabee is a likely candidate for US President:

Details of the events are as follows:   

Thurs, Feb. 5, 2015

TIME: 11:00 am CT

LOCATION: Book People

ADDRESS:  603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

TIME: 3:30 pm CT

LOCATION: Hastings

ADDRESS: 4238 Sunset DR, San Angelo, TX

TIME: 6:15 pm CT

LOCATION: Ector County GOP

ADDRESSL 707 Jefferson Ave, Odessa, TX

Fri., Feb. 6, 2015

TIME: 11:00 am CT

LOCATION: Barnes & Noble

ADDRESS: 2617 Loop 250 Frontage RD, Midland, TX

TIME: 5:00 pm CT


ADDRESS:  5300 Overton Ridge Blvd., Fort Worth, TX

Sat., Feb. 7, 2015

TIME: 9:00 am CT


ADDRESS: 5510 South Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX

TIME: 1:00 pm CT

LOCATION:  Books-A-Million at Central Mall

ADDRESS:  3501 Mall DR, Texarkana, TX

TIME: 3:30 pm CT

LOCATION:  Shreveport LifeWay

ADDRESS: 7050 Youree DR, Shreveport, LA

TIME:  7:00 pm CT

LOCATION: Duck Commander

ADDRESS: 117 Kings Lane, West Monroe, LA

Sun., Feb. 8, 2015

TIME: 6:00 pm CT

LOCATION:  Church at Rock Creek

ADDRESS:  11500 West 36th ST, Little Rock, AR

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