After watching the video, click here
Friday, 31 July 2015 09:17
Mann speaks "frankly" about Vitter’s US Senate letters
 

vitter-memoLSU professor and Blogger Bob Mann has focused upon Senator David Vitter’s recent letters to constituents and makes the point that the Senator who is leading the gubernatorial candidates is playing “fast and loose” with US Senate rules.

 

Weeks ago, Mann wrote, “Updated: Is Sen. David Vitter abusing the congressional franking privilege in pursuit of governor's office? which revealed that the Senator has been sending mailings to Louisiana voters with the necessary language covered under the senate rules.  Mann also discussed how Vitter has taken advantage of the campaign financing rules enabling with a Super Pac supporting him.

Today, Mann provides details and letters he has received from the Senator’s office which the columnist asks whether Vitter is skirting the law or breaking it.

Here is the beginning of his blog post:

With more than $9 million to support his campaign for Louisiana governor, you wouldn’t think Sen. David Vitter would need to spend our tax dollars to supplement his political activities. I mean, with $9 million, you can afford paper and stamps and still have millions left for massive TV buys.

Vitter, however, seems to regard his official Senate office as an extension of his campaign — in the same way that Gov. Bobby Jindal has always abused and misused his office in pursuit of the White House.

Vitter, however, is taking things to an absurd degree. In the days since I first questioned if Vitter was abusing the congressional franking privilege regarding mass mailings, I’ve received a steady stream of various letters that Vitter is sending out to constituents. They are conveniently timed to land in mailboxes just months before the Oct. 24 primary election. And they seem to be written by Vitter’s Senate staffers on all kinds of subjects.

Read more

Media Sources

BayoubuzzSteve

Website: www.bayoubuzz.com
Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Deja vu for Louisiana high-speed a Internet Broadband project, once again
  • Republicans Gatti, Crews vie for Louisiana House to replace now-Congressman Mike Johnson
  • Retiring Louisiana State Police Chief Edmonson retirement $ back in news
  • Trump, Ryan going to BAT for tax reform, economic growth

jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

Read More

lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

Read More

edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

Read More

trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

Read More

latter-blum2

TRUMP TALK

Trump Talk: Ryancare, Russia, Investigations, Travel ban--with Jeff Crouere

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1