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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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kennedy appropriations2In its final Southern Media Opinion and Research poll of 2016, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy holds a significant 14-point lead over his Democratic Party opponent Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell,  Kennedy leads Campbell 52% to 38%.

 One of the reasons for the Kennedy lead, according to Bernie Pinsonat of SMOR, is government has a spending problem not a revenue problem and Louisiana apparently applies that concept to national government too. 

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no seats debateBy Lou Gehrig Burnett
    
Kennedy refuses to debate
    There will be no televised debates in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana.  Republican candidate John Kennedy has refused to participate.  Democrat candidate Foster Campbell had agreed to the debates.
    Originally, three debates were scheduled.  The first one was to be hosted by the Baton Rouge Press Club on November 28.  It was not to be televised.  Kennedy refused to participate.

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campbell campaignby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

2 statewide debates planned
    Two televised statewide debates are planned for  the U.S. Senate race. Candidates Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell have accepted invitations to participate.

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kennedy appropriations2by Lou Gehrig Burnett

First runoff poll
The first poll on the runoffs in Louisiana has been conducted, and it has to have the Republican candidates feeling pretty good.
 The poll was conducted by The Trafalgar Group, (TFG) recognized for having the most accurate 2016 battleground state polling and electoral college projection.  TFG surveyed 2,200 likely statewide voters from November14 through November 17.

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campbellAs a result of last week’s elections, northwest Louisianans have two opportunities to nullify the playbook authored by Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards for his party to win the biggest elections in the state.

Edwards famously captured the governorship last year when he tactically navigated, by emphasizing the few areas of agreement he had with voters while downplaying the many he did not, through a field of Republicans too busy savaging each other to expose him on those issues. This sent a gravely wounded Republican through to the runoff phase with him, where Edwards triumphed.

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jindal cavutoThe US Senate contest is between Foster Campbell and John Kennedy, democrat vs. republican. The task for Campbell to overcome the lead that Kennedy currently has based upon the elections results is difficult. Some believe Campbell will have an anguishing time given the groundswell of support Donald Trump, also a Republican, has in the state.  So, what does Campbell do to maintain a positive association to Trump while helping to build a wedge between Kennedy and Trump?

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kennedyThe Louisiana U.S. Senate campaign went down to the line, as expected, said Jim Brown during a Facebook Live discussion  post-election Wednesday morning with Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky.  

 

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Bernie burns sizeWatch Bernie Pinsonat discuss current poll numbers, the US Senate race, Congressional races, upcoming Louisiana legislative session, Governor John Bel Edwards' popularity, favorables of other elected officials, future political races such as Treasurer, Attorney General and more topics. 

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