by Lou Gehrig Burnett
Money in the governor’s race
They say money can’t buy happiness, but perhaps it can buy an office on the 4th Floor of the state capitol – in other words, the governor’s office.
Campaign finance reports are in with the amount spent and the amount on hand of the four major candidates in the governor’s race. Here are the reports, which includes activity through July 16:
Candidate Jay Dardenne has now jumped on the David Vitter-pay-back-the-state bandwagon as did the Louisiana Democratic Party. A few weeks ago, Dardenne requested that Bobby Jindal repay his state police protection expenses for his campaign back to the Louisiana treasury.
Today’s Political shorts:
The Louisiana Democratic Party slaps Vitter’s ethics; Jindal’s team criticizes the RNC’s debate process; Mike Huckabee wants to know if he went too far with his Holocaust comment; What are the GOP candidates positions on climate change? How should the GOP candidates handle Donald Trump?
Apparently, political lightning has struck a Louisiana gubernatorial election poll, once again.
Pollster Verne Kennedy of the Alabama-based Market Research Insights (MRI) wants to correct poll results tracking the Louisiana gubernatorial election. He feels the information that has been reported in the media does not reflect the poll results. He says that TheInd.com (and later, other media), citing a June poll he conducted, has reported Democrat John Bel Edwards, is leading Republican US Senator David Vitter by a margin of six points 30 to 24. Instead, as of the time of the relevant June poll, Kennedy says Vitter was in front of Edwards by two percentage points.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
Two emails popped up on our computer on Wednesday that we simply could not ignore and while the messages concern men who have an intense dislike for each other, the emails are nevertheless related in ways that should offend every votercitizen in Louisiana.
If you were not already turned off by Bobby Jindal and David Vitter, these should do it. If not, then you are part of the problem.
While the debate over same-sex marriage is over right now in the US Supreme Court, it surely has shelf-life in the polls and the voices throughout America.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of Fax-Net
Stunning governor’s poll
A new poll on the Louisiana governor’s race has rocked the political landscape and paints a more accurate picture of how things stand today in the race which has four major candidates.
Anybody but Vitter?
Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be giving his State of the City address tomorrow. Perhaps one of the topics for discussion will be the decision of the city to eliminate traffic court compromises and settlements.
Bobby Jindal might not be the most popular politician in Louisiana, the most likely republican or democratic candidate to be elected president, but he is expensive.