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For months, John Kennedy, Louisiana Treasurer, has owned a double-digit lead over his closest opponent in the US Senate race. Charles Boustany, Congressman from Lafayette has polled in single digits. Today, according to a poll just published Wednesday by Southern Media & Opinion Research, Kennedy now holds a roughly two-point lead which is a statistical tie with Boustany with less than two months left to go in the general election.

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kennedy office According to John Couvillon of JMC analytics, the “hot” issue in the US Senate race right now is the controversy involving Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy and Congressman Charles Boustany.  Kennedy, on Monday, sent out an email announcing his non-involvement in circulating information about his chief republican US Senate rival,  Boustany.  In a book, it is alleged that Boustany was involved in a prostitution scandal.   Boustany has denied the allegations and has accused his opponent of spreading false misinformation.

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kennedyYesterday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced his official endorsement of Caroline Fayard in the race for U.S. Senate. 

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  fleming  North Louisiana’s hopes of sending one of its own to Washington to serve as a U.S. Senator for the first time in two decades looks increasingly dim, according  to the latest poll of that contest.

    A joint effort between the website The Hayride and Remington Research found Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy leading the field with 27 percent, with north Louisiana’s Public Service Commissioner Democrat Foster Campbell a distant 11 points behind, followed closely by Republican Rep. Charles Boustany and lawyer and former statewide candidate Democrat Caroline Fayard. 

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Farwell 0164 2Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton; United States congressional elections; Louisiana U.S. Senate race.

If you live in Louisiana and you watch politics, is there anything else to discuss?

One of the individuals in the middle and who has his pulse on the political flow is Attorney, Republican Consultant and Author, James P. Farwell.

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john couvillon senateWith 24 candidates running for US Senate, with only a few able to really gain any real traction, what can the state expect as we move into Labor Day, which some call, the official start of the campaign?

Pollster, John Couvillon of JMC Analytics of Louisiana, discussed the race on Monday during a Facebook Live interview discussion with Bayoubuzz Publisher Stephen Sabludowsky.

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maness siteMaybe, it’s just me.

The US Senate race is in the month of August and compared to last year’s gubernatorial race, even with the addition of a number of candidates who have qualified (count them 24), one might wonder, does anybody care?  You remember last year’s politics;  Jay Dardenne, John Bel Edwards, Scott Angelle, David Vitter looking to replace Bobby Jindal.  That seemed to be somewhat of a humdinger, even during early August. 

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Time to put up or shut up
    There has been much talk from elected office wannabes over the past few months, but this week we will find out who will run and who will not.
    Qualifying for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House races is set forThursday, July 20 through Friday, July 22.  Candidates for federal office must file with the Louisiana Secretary of State in Baton Rouge.

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maness siteThe Louisiana US Senate Race is just beginning to attract voters’ attentions.  As a result, we discussed the election with pollster John Couvillon of JMC Enterprises of Louisiana, to get his input.

On Wednesday, we published the first part of the interview, which focused upon the Democratic candidates.  On Thursday, we published part two, which targeted the Republican side of the spectrum of the political spectrum, including one independent candidate who is running for the seat.  Today, we talk about John Kennedy’s challenge as the leading candidate in the existing polls, an analogy with the current Donald Trump campaign, the lack of name recognition of those running against him and more.

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vitter trickThe general consensus among the political class in Louisiana is, with the victory of a democrat for the Governor’s mansion, last year, the US Senate Race will be contest between a republican and a democrat, in November.

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