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 appears no coincidence that the Louisiana Democratic Party released a attack ad against Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, right in time for the close of the Louisiana legislative session and in time for the Republican Leadership Conference, this weekend in New Orleans.
Louisiana politics revs up today with issues involving Obamacare, Harry Reid, Elbert Guillory (who recently switched from Democrat to Republican), Common Core and dueling press releases from the Cassidy and Mary Landrieu camps..and more.
From Karen Carter Peterson newsletter:
The 2014 Legislative began on Monday and will run through June 2nd. For the next three months, both Houses of the Legislature will confront many critical issues, large and small, that affect everyday Louisianians.
After Governor Bobby Jindal decided to get political over Duck Dynasty, the Louisiana Democratic Party got political over Governor Bobby Jindal.
The Louisiana Democratic Party chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson has decided to speak out over the “issue of free-speech” in response to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s statement in support of Phil Robertson:
David Vitter has made news this week, not only in Louisiana but throughout the land of “Politics Nation”.
The Republican Louisiana US Senator went public this week admitting that he just might run for Louisiana Governor.
In the same week that the Louisiana Republican Party and others released an internal poll claiming Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has skyrocketed to 50 percent favorable after falling to the mid-thirties this spring, and the same week that a conservative organization released its poll showing Jindal at 35 percent, another poll shoe drops.
The Louisiana Democratic Party, inspired by Governor Bobby Jindal's fall in popularity and their belief that the Tea Party "extremism" is alienating voters, displayed signs of life Saturday night at its Jefferson-Jackson annual fundraiser dinner held in New Orleans, Saturday evening.
Joke of the day: Which is more crowded today in Louisiana?
Right now, it’s the battle of the political parties as surrogates and the IRS and taxes are the main issues.