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vitter memoDavid Vitter turns a new chapter in his career.

Today, he announced via a press release that he was joining a lobbying/public affairs group, named Mercury.

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vitter election nightby Lou Gehrig Burnett

Clout takes a hit
    Louisiana was once ranked at No. 4 on the Congressional clout index.  That was when former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was there and before her loss to Bill Cassidy.
    Landrieu’s exit from Congress dropped Louisiana to No. 30 out of the 50 states in clout.  That ranking will probably go lower in the next Congress.

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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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  • Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

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560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

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penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

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bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

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