Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

penceShoe on the other foot?
    Some national media outlets are calling three Louisiana members of Congress hypocritical for asking for funds for victims of flooding in the Bayou State because they voted against aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey and other northeastern states in 2013.
    The three are U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, who was a member of the House at that time, and U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise, now House majority leader, and John Fleming, who is running for the U.S. Senate – Republicans all.

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SWIM UP STREAMIt is now a given that Donald Trump is struggling in the polls.  This weekend, the conservative Wall Street Journal, in an editorial urged Trump to change or drop out.  Candidates down ticket are becoming very concerned.  So are various Republican consultants.

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data drought 3No doubt, the Republican Party has dominated Congressional elections since 2010 and it appears it just might not do so again in 2016.  

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

13% could vote for Duke
A survey conducted by the the University of New Orleans Research Center (UNO) reveals that 13% of respondents said they could vote for former Klansman and Republican David Duke in the U.S. Senate primary election on November 8.
UNO surveyed 614 likely voters on July 27-28. The results have a margin of error of +/- 3.95%.
While 13% does not sound like a lot of support, it could be significant when one considers there will be nine Republicans on the ballot splitting up the GOP vote in the primary.

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  duke tweetby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

As if the Republican Party didn’t have enough problems at the national and state levels, along comes their own David Duke to run for the U.S. Senate seat in the Bayou State.

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trump disavowMonths ago, I was airing my regular Tuesday morning talk show with Jeff Crouere and I mentioned David Duke’s name.  A response I got was, why mention his name?  Duke is totally irrelevant and nobody listens to him anyway.

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As anticipated, the Louisiana Republican Party leaders have taken credit for stopping the invading army of tax hogs descending upon the state.   After the prior special session, despite a GOP-Democratic-Edwards coalition, they pinned the tax tale increase solely on John Bel Edwards and his band of donkeys. Today, via email, the party said:

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Yesterday Louisianans dodged a potential tax increase, despite the attempt of an overeager Republican lawmaker to put a fig leaf of respectability on it, but remain in the woods on the issue.

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GOP empire wrong to strike back at Trump
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 14:17

Here we go again, another media firestorm directed against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. This time his “grave” offense was to criticize a federal judge presiding over a class action lawsuit against Trump University.

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Ever since Ronald Reagan left office, conservatives have been on the losing end of the GOP presidential nomination battles.

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