Money really matters
Money really matters if you are running for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is seeking a fourth six-year term in the 2014 election.
And so it’s come to this: if one of their leading avatars is indicative, Louisiana Democrats have become so pessimistic regarding Sen. Mary Landrieu’s chances for reelection that they place their faith in Republican candidate Rob Maness.
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It’s time again for the Koch brothers through its "generous" contibutions of the Americans for Prosperity vs. the US Senate campaign of Mary Landrieu.
Maybe its the mysterious swamps or the grey-mossy bayous. Perhaps it’s the French-Spanish-Indian-African-English-Haitian bowl of voodoo gumbo that flavors our spirits.
Whatever the reasons, Louisiana has and still owns the title and deed to the Master of the Ripley's House of the Political "Believe it or Not".
Another 6th District poll
On the heels of the poll we reported on last week on the race for the 6th District Congressional seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, comes another one.
Governor Jindal makes national news again; Mary Landrieu and Glenn Curtis attend Louisiana Challenge Champions Gala; Alliance for Retired Americans grade Cassidy and Landrieu; and more. These are the latest political news.
Paul Dietzel, Garret Graves and the 6th District
The results of a 6th Congressional District Poll, conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling, shows Edwin Edwards leading the race with 27% of the votes in a primary. Paul Dietzel follows with 12% and Dan Claitor with 7%. 43% was undecided.
How important is seniority and clout in the U.S. Congress?
That issue is being tested during this 2014 election season in various states and particularly within the Republican Party as the Tea Party candidates are taking on the mainstream incumbents.
In April, shipbuilder Boysie Bollinger announced in an advertisement that he supports Sen. Mary Landrieu. Today, Landrieu announced that $318 million for six Fast Response Cutters (FRC) has been included in a bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security for FY15. The six ships are to be built by Bollinger Shipyards. In a press release, Landrieu said: "We must replace the Coast Guard's aging fleet for it to keep carrying out its vital role in protecting our nation. Today's funding will provide the Coast Guard with these exceptional boats, allow the Coast Guard to carry out critical lifesaving, law enforcement, and homeland security missions and support 3,000 jobs in Southeast Louisiana."
No doubt about the clout
Louisiana, which seems to be at the top of every bad list and at the bottom of every good list, is doing quite well when it comes to its clout in Congress.
Every session of Congress, Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, ranks the states in what it calls its “Clout Index.”