POLITICO: LANDRIEU’S EFFECTIVENESS
The Mary Landrieu campaign is circulating an article by Politico that highlights the effectiveness of her Energy Committee and her Homeland Security committee and her role as a legislator. According to a Politico infographic, she is one of the most effective Senators in terms of co-sponsoring successful legislation during the “do nothing” Congress.
The Cassidy campaign and the Republicans have dismissed her effectiveness or “clout”, claiming she has been a puppet of Obama and would be backing Harry Reed for Senate Majority Leader and thus, whatever clout she might have will hurt Louisiana.
Likely dispirited from a debate that did nothing to change the race’s dynamics, and with panic rising after more and intense polling confirmation that Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign was on the ropes, expect now that Louisiana Democrats will engage in the most terrific mudslinging ever seen in the state in order to stop Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy from poaching her current seat.
The first US Senatorial campaign televiseed debate, where all of the three candidates appeared, is now history. On Tuesday evening, the three discussed the issues in a relatively civil and controlled forum.
Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808)
It is election time again and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and most of the other Democrat Senate candidates are campaigning on a moderate platform that does not correspond to their liberal voting record.
The debate over the Louisiana US Senate race debates, or lack of them, or no shows continues. So, does the political chutzpah.
Today’s Louisiana political round-up:
Jindal blasts Superintendent White, get your Orleans Parish voters guide, poor Louisiana, the Vets go political, Pelican Institute discusses Louisiana workforce, Family Research Council not very gay about the US Supreme Court’s recent marriage decision, the LAGOP wants to set Landrieu’s Amnesty record straight and Senator Mary Landrieu is gunning for dishonest commercials.
by Lou Gehrig burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Senate race: neck-and-neck
A new poll on the Louisiana U.S. Senate race by Public Policy Polling (PPP) reveals a neck-and-neck race between incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.
Tea Party candidate Colonel Rob Maness is a newcomer on the political scene. He consistently polls third holding down anywhere from high-single digits to mid-double digits in various recent surveys in the hotly-contested Louisiana US Senate race against Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy. However, in a recent CNN poll, in a two person contest against Mary Landrieu, Maness captured a whopping 38 percent against Landrieu's 38 percent strongly indicating if he were able to top Cassidy, he could become the state's new US Senator.
Jindal's no flight zone
Governor Bobby Jindal called on the Obama Administration to shut down flights coming into the United States from Ebola-stricken countries.