Front runner Donald Trump scored another strong performance in the 6th Republican presidential debate last night. A Drudge Report poll showed 54% of respondents believed Trump won the debate, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz coming in second at 31%.
Some political notes to runinate over some holiday egg-nog and rum:
Incoming Louisiana Attorney General Jefff Landry has announced today Wilber L. “Bill” Stiles as his Chief Deputy Attorney General-designate, also known as the first assistant. Stiles will be presented to the State Senate for confirmation when Landry takes office.
No doubt, US Senator David Vitter is winning the money war and the endorsement war. His own campaign and that of his Super PAC, Fund for Louisiana's Future have substantial funds as they have taken to the airwaves in the gubernatorial election.
Today, his press office released the following statement concerning even more support--endorsements:
David Vitter announced a number of key endorsements for his gubernatorial campaign from multiple Republican Parish Executive Committees from across the state.
With Presidential election primary season before us, the world is blabbing about the staying power of Donald Trump, the rise of Carly Fiorina and the other candidates looking for the top spot as the country Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primary election approaches.
So, who won the CNN Republican debate Wednesday night, held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley?
After weeks of pressuring from the Republican National Committee (RNC) to sign a “loyalty pledge,” GOP frontrunner Donald Trump finally acquiesced and signed the document on Thursday. Trump announced the decision at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City after meeting with RNC Chairman Reince Preibus.
From the very beginning of the first GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump was in the spotlightand under fire from Fox News commentators. The first question asked for a show of hands of all candidates who would not pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee. Only Donald Trump raised his hand, which led to the first of many confrontations during the debate. He was challenged by debate moderator Brett Baier and lambasted by Senator Rand Paul for “buying and selling politicians.” While Trump declared that he wants to “run as the Republican nominee,” he is absolutely correct to keep his options open.
The GOP establishment is beyond upset, they are apoplectic. Last month, on the day their favored candidate, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, announced for President, he was immediately overshadowed by Donald Trump, who officially entered the race the next day.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
The important Iowa vote
The Republican caucus vote in Iowa can sometimes make or break a candidate's bid for his or her party’s presidential nomination. While it’s not the end-all for candidates, the vote gives an indication of who the front-runners are in the early stages of the campaign.
Today, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of same sex marriage, GOP presidential candidates, all competing for the religious right vote, released statements.