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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

 Gov. John Bel Edwards disappointed s lot of his Democratic supporters last week when he signed a bill that, if it takes affect, could prevent more than 5,200 women, men, and young people in Louisiana from accessing birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and other preventive care at Planned Parenthood  through Medicaid.

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Baton Rouge, La. - Tuesday, PSC and U.S. Senate Candidate Foster Campbell released the following open letter regarding recent Zika research and mosquito abatement funding votes in Congress. 

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Campbell calls out Vitter
    Apparently Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is done with Louisiana.  One can hardly blame him, however, after voters defeated him in his run for governor in 2015. 
    Democrat John Bel Edwards put an end to Vitter’s political career, scoring a landslide 56-44% victory – with the help, of course, of a few Republicans who took Vitter apart during the primary.

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The candidates just keep on coming
    As unpopular as it seems to be in elected office these days, the candidates just keep on coming for the three political plums that are ripe for the picking in the Bayou State.

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Term limits for Congress
    It is a never-ending topic of discussion.  Should term limits be set on members of Congress?  To be sure, there has been a lot of talk about it, but no action.
    Now comes a poll of Louisiana voters which reveals that 83% are in favor of limiting congressional terms with 66% strongly supporting such limits.

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kennedy officeToday, 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.  

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party power 1The 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.

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vitter teaIn 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.

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jindal book 2Happy New Years, Louisiana.

Welcome to the Jindal budget disaster of 2015-2016.

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abvIt 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.

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