The debate venue has shifted, if only for a moment, away from healthcare to Energy as US Senator Mary Landrieu unleashed a one-minute commercial showcasing her “fighting” for Louisiana in the energy arena, especially as she has assumed the powerful spot of Chairman of the Senate energy committee.
Senator Mary Landrieu shared her thoughts on a lawsuit targeting 97 oil and gas companies.
"I do not think that lawsuits are going to save the coast of Louisiana. There are both sides to this story and they have powerful arguments on both sides. I've tried to focus my effort on actually coming up with a way to support and save the coast," Landrieu said speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.
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HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her stiletto heel.
Ana Trujillo (troo-HEE'-yoh) is charged with murder in the death of 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson. Investigators say Trujillo struck him at least 25 times in the face with her shoe during an argument at his Houston condominium in June. Trujillo's attorney says the 45-year-old woman was defending herself from Andersson.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 7. Sen. Landrieu will discuss her new role as head of the Senate Energy Committee, issues before Congress, and the upcoming election.
Press Club meets on Mondays in the Iberville Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Casino, 102 France Street.
Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street.
The Senate Race. Republicans have mastered the art of shooting themselves in the foot and in the process losing elections. Congressman Bill Cassidy, the Republican hopeful to defeat Senator Mary Landrieu (D), has taken the first step toward suicide by foot.
If you’re a careful reader of the website LaPolitics founder John Maginnis, you can see hints of the liberal Democrat in him just straining to get out. But sometimes his suppression fails, as it did in a hope-against-hope opinion piece about Sen. Mary Landrieu’s reelection chances, thereby reminding the viewing public that while his site is great on political gossip, it often comes up short on analysis.
For months, Louisiana political observers have been waiting for David Vitter to make it official. Today, he confirmed the worst kept political secret in state history. In 2015, Vitter will run for Governor of Louisiana. The advantage for Vitter is that he does not have to relinquish his U.S. Senate seat to run for Governor. He also has universal statewide name recognition and is leading in pre-election polls.
So it is officially official. Republican US Sen. David Vitter presumably, after checking with family and his maker, has decided to jump into the ring for the next Louisiana governor's mansion occupant.
Why would a senior judge at the Civil District Court of New Orleans give up the prestige, the career stability the respect and all of the trappings that go with it to run for mayor against a man with the golden last name?