Almost overnight, the approval of the Keystone pipeline has become a key issue in Louisiana’s cantankerous senatorial runoff campaign. Incumbent Mary Landrieu is leading the charge in the U.S. Senate, while challenger Dr. Bill Cassidy is trying to one up Landrieu by being the Keystone champion in the House of Representatives. So two questions. Where have both of these candidates been with such an important issue all these many months? And is building the pipeline the huge job creator and economic bonanza that both candidates say it is?
There are two ways to view what transpired in Louisiana and in Washington DC involving yesterday’s Keystone Pipeline XL debate.
Mary Landrieu did not win.
People wonder if Mary Landrieu can pull out a close one, once again.
Legendary musician Stevie Wonder is trying to make sure she does.
Fall 2014 has not been a good season so far for US Senator Mary Landrieu who made an unimpressive campaign showing eekeing out a victory on Election night last Tuesday but who is facing a major obstacle for her December re-election day. The Democratic base did not turn out for her and the her opponents Congressman Bill Cassidy and Col. Rob Maness's combined vote well-exceeded that of the Senator's. Worse, Maness is in Cassidy's corner now and his supporters will likely follow-suit.
US Senate David Vitter, who mastered the use of digital advertising and promotions for his recent US Senate campaign, is once again leading the pack in another election, in this case, using it to GET OUT THE VOTE for Congressman Bill Cassidy in the upcoming mid-term elections.
The Landrieu campaign is attacking a new ad by Congressman Bill Cassidy which MSNBC and “fact checkers” have questioned its veracity.
With two weeks (and counting) left in the Louisiana US Senate race between Mary Landrieu, Rob Maness and Bill Cassidy, some believe the question is whether Mary Landrieu can eek out a victory in the jungle primary or worse for her, win a head-to-head battle against the most-likely opponent, Cassidy.
One Republican lawmaker has a solution to what Louisiana should do with a budget surplus, should it really exist. His and other legislators' phones have been ringing off the hook due to a crises created by the Jindal administration’s privatization of OGB. Today, Louisiana Representative Kenneth Havard issued this statement today:
There are three story lines today as the US Senator candidates ready for their first televised debate.
Story line 1# Two of the three main candidates will appear while one, Bill Cassidy, has chosen not to participate. As a result, the Mary Landrieu campaign is taking advantage of the empty chair by sharing words of other media.