Vitter’s giving jitters, Jindal still struggling, and Maness messes with Cassidy - these are the latest polls.
Jindal: Internet Gambling a Bad Bet; Senator Election: Energy vs Healthcare; and more...These are the latest news in Louisiana politics.
The Nagin Trial. The trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has ended with guilty verdicts in 20 of 21 counts. The trial brings to an end a sad chapter in New Orleans politics that began with such high hopes.
No doubt about the clout
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s clout in the United States Senate has reached new heights as she becomes chairwoman of the powerful Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The Senate Democratic Caucus voted last week to honor Landrieu with the position, and the full Senate approved in a formality vote.
Wielding the gavel for the Energy Committee puts the state’s senior senator among the most powerful who chair the Senate’s 16 Standing Committees.
Landrieu leads Cassidy, but...
Last week, the Fax-Net reported on a poll on the U.S. Senate race conducted by Rasmussen Reports. It showed Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy leading incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu by four percentage points.
The Louisiana Democratic Party is trying to strike while the “going is hot” on an issue it, and apparently U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, think could open up the flood gates of support in their favor.
A new statewide telephone survey of likely Louisiana Voters finds Cassidy, a U.S. Congressman, with 44% support to Landrieu’s 40%. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, while 11% were undecided. The above was Rasmussen’s headline for the announcement of results from his recent statewide survey Louisiana Voters.
Cassidy leads Landrieu, but...
Republicans are touting a recent poll which shows challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy with a slight lead over incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu for this fall’s race, 44-40%.
More clutter for Cassidy
One have to wonder what is going through U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy’s mind these days, as well as the minds of his campaign staff. He is supposed to be the chosen one by the national and state Republican Party to oppose incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu this fall. But fellow Republicans keep casting stones at what has now become Cassidy’s glass house. He already has two opponents from his own party – retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness and state Rep. Paul Hollis.
The Louisiana US Senate race has been and will certainly be full of surprises.