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stokesWhile 2017 is a somewhat quiet political year for Louisiana, one election could make a difference for the state and for the winner for years to come.  That election is for the Office of Louisiana Treasurer for which an election has been called this fall.  John Kennedy, who had been Treasurer for over a decade, moved up to Washington DC by virtue of winning the US Senate Race seat, formerly held by Republican David Vitter, who retired from public office.

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kennedy senLast week, Louisiana Republican United States Senator John Kennedy, stepped into the New Orleans-Mayor Mitch Landrieu-confederate monument removal-controversy, during a radio talk show conversation with Jeff Crouere of WGSO Radio.

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CROUERE KENNEDYLouisiana US Senator, Republican John Kennedy is not in love with the Obamacare replacement bill currently being promoted by Republican House Leadership and President Donald Trump.

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Surprising Senate money

    The final financial figures are in for the Louisiana Senate race, and they contain some surprises.  They were filed with the Federal Election Commission and include activity through December 31, 2016.

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kennedy officeWith state Treas. John Kennedy ascending to the U.S. Senate at the start of next month, the job he has held for 17 years comes open. Since now it has catapulted upwards its last two occupants who won reelection to it, ambitious politicians reasonably view it as a stepping stone to higher office, attracting a number who have voiced consideration for the job.

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campbell campaignLast weekend’s elections produced a big and unexpected surprise in north Louisiana in a cycle that should not have produced anything unusual, perhaps foretelling the future.

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mike johnson2Kennedy in a landslide
    Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy scored a landslide victory over Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell this past Saturday, winning 61 to 39%.  Voter turnout was only 29.2%.
    Kennedy, en route to victory, carried 55 of the state’s 64 parishes.  Campbell won in East Baton Rouge, East  Carroll,  Iberville,  Madison,  Orleans,  St. Helena,  St. James, St. John the Baptist, and Tensas parishes.
    Campbell was hoping to emulate the path followed by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, who won over Republican David Vitter.  Edwards endorsed Campbell.

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treasurerLet’s assume that John Kennedy, Louisiana treasurer, wins the US Senate race against Democrat Foster Campbell, on Saturday?  Who might run for Kennedy’s seat?

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kennedy appropriations2by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

The money picture
    The two Senate candidates have filed the required campaign finance reports, which covers activity through November 20.
    The race between Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell has drawn national attention.  Since the last report, which covered activity through October 19, Campbell has out raised Kennedy.

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
This is it!

    The last U.S. Senate election in the United States takes place Saturday, December 10.  The contest is between two old hands in Louisiana politics.
    Republican John Kennedy got his start as counsel to Gov. Buddy Roemer in 1988 as a Democrat.  In 1991, he ran for state attorney general and lost.  In 1996, he was appointed the Secretary of the Department of Revenue by Republican Gov. Mike Foster.
    He was elected state treasurer in 1999, a post he holds until this day.  He has run for the Senate twice before.  In 2004, he ran as a Democrat in the race won by Republican David Vitter, finishing third with 15% of the vote.

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  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
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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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