Although elections are supposed to be about individual candidates, both the Louisiana Republican and the Louisiana Democratic parties are pursuing other strategies—tie local candidates to other local and national personalities and messages.
It was a night for incumbents and bi-partisanship.
Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu, Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond, and PSC chairman, Eric Skrmetta have won the highly-coveted Alliance for Good Government endorsements for their respective re-election bids.
U.S. Senate debate
Centenary College will be the site for a U.S. Senate debate featuring the three major candidates – incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, and Republican retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness.
In short contrast to a recent Fox News poll, according to a CNN/ORC INTERNATIONAL poll, US Senator Mary Landrieu is leading in a three-person race although based upon the margin of error, the race for the jungle primary is still a toss up.
According to Chris Cillizza who writes “The Fix,” a political blog for the Washington Post, there are five US Senate races that will determine who controls the US Senate.
Endorsement US Senate style
The endorsements are beginning to trickle in as the US Senate race elections gets closer.
Earlier this month, the powerful NRA announced its backing of Congressman Bill Cassidy and former Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney will be featured at a Cassidy $500 per person fundraiser on October 3 in New Orleans.
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is in the news again for the wrong reason. This time, it is not a controversy about her residency or her campaign flights, but her misguided behavior at the LSU-Mississippi State game last Saturday. Sadly, the Senator decided to participate in a keg stand by pouring beer into the mouth of a kid. Fortunately, the young man was not an underage drinker, but many of those at the keg stand may have been under the age of 21.
Unhealthy healthcare system
Louisiana healthcare system is still a very controversial subject. Marsha Shuler of The Advocate, has written “Inside Report: Uninsured care causes problems for hospitals” gives an inside view of the impact to some of the hospitals not getting reimbursed for treating uninsured patients.
Dead Heat: US Senate
The conservative publication, Townhall, reported on Wednesday that thed Louisiana US Senate poll is a dead heat.
We now discover just how deep was Sen. Mary Landrieu’s hand into the cookie jar by her self-revelation that over two-fifths of all her air charter travel since 2002 had some portion illegally charged to taxpayers. What’s not new is the inadequacies in her trying to explain it away.