Today, Republican Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has put the question to bed, not that there was much doub. He is a candidate to replace U.S. Senator David Vitter.
The smell of political party strong-arming fascisms and hypocrisies ranks, again.
On Monday, Neil Abramson, a Democratic Representative from New Orleans opted to vote for himself and then for a Republican Taylor Barras against Walt Leger, also a New Orleans democrat. The vote was for the House Speaker seat and the election has turned into a major controversy starting the beginning of Governor Jon Bel Edwards’s term, who is now the only Democratic governor in the Deep Red South. Leger was Edwards’s guy.
In part three of the interview with Trey Ourso, the Director of Gumbo PAC, we touched upon the Super PAC rules regarding prohibited coordination and communications. While a SuperPAC can be a very powerful weapon in elections campaigns, such as the one against David Vitter, it can have risky consequences.
Happy New Years, Louisiana.
Welcome to the Jindal budget disaster of 2015-2016.
It is correct that Jon Bel Edwards campaign beat the David Vitter campaign last month. However, for one of the first times in Louisiana political history, secondary campaigns competed with other similar campaigns to get out the message, either for or against the party they opposed.
Welcome to the brand new world of Super Pacs Politics Louisiana.
Does barring entry to the United States, based on religion, violate US principles?
According to Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas Jeff Sessions of Alabama, David Vitter of Louisiana and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, the answer appears to be NO.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Long lists for president
There is a long list of candidates to choose from for president on the March 5 ballot among Democrats and Republicans.
On the GOP side, 14 candidates qualified for the Louisiana presidential preference primary. They are:
Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Tim Cook, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Peter Messina, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump.
During the recent Louisiana gubernatorial campaign, US Senator David Vitter, when speaking at an election forum made the shocking claim that The Advocate Reporter, Tyler Bridges was “tracking him” after Vitter voted during the first primary.
The election was marked by strange events including a Vitter Super PAC campaign tracker almost-always tracking one of the candidates. A Democratic group also employed a tracker from time to time.
United States Senator David Vitter’s attempt to replace Bobby Jindal as Governor of Louisiana was marked by many issues and commercials
There was the Vitter claim of the alleged connection of Democrat Jon Bel Edwards to President Obama. There was Vitter’s attempt to make Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle appear to be corrupt. However, if there was one issue that dominated the last months and particularly the last weeks of the election, it was the focus, and perhaps the surprising attention to the 2007 Washington DC madam scandal.
In so many ways, the Louisiana governor's race was David taking on Goliath, and slaying the giant.
Jon Bel Edwards, now the governor-elect, overcame major odds: He not only filled a vacuum of potential Democratic candidates who might have sought to take on the better-brand of politicians (David Vitter and other Louisiana republicans in a royal-red republican state), but, he slayed the biggest, most powerful of them all, Vitter.