Should all candidates who have qualified for elective office, even those having virtually no chance of winning, still be allowed to participate in all televised debate?
What if a candidate is running as a quasi or real stalking horse—primarily or solely, to increase the chance that another candidate is defeated?
Colorful Louisiana politics, at its best or worst?
On Tuesday morning, on the weekly WGSO-Bayoubuzz radio talk show, hosted by Jeff Crouere and webcasted on this site via google hangouts, Crouere and I discussed the candidacy of Tea Party favorite Rob Maness and what appears to be Republican Bill Cassidy's unwillingness to debate. Closing out that part of the discussion, I mentioned that I was not interested in watching numerous candidates debating but only the candidates who were most likely able to win.
A bad month for Sen. Mary Landrieu just got a bit worse in the wake of qualifying for her reelection attempt last week. Down in the aggregate in polls entering the month, during it she began falling behind in the money chase, self-inflicted “Air Mary” took off as a campaign issue, and now with the official entries into the contest the hill to climb back to office got steeper still.
Louisiana United States Senator Mary Landrieu has always been a survivor in Bayou State politics. She’s been successful in four races for the U.S. Senate, but the elections have always been close, and until now, her opponents have never had the full weight of the national republican campaign apparatus behind them. But this time it’s different. Landrieu is in the political fight of her life. She’s under an all-out assault by republican organizations all over the country.
Because The Hayride political blog that tilts slightly to the right of Attila the Hun appears to be fixated on Edwin Edwards and those who contribute to his congressional campaign, we thought it only fair to offer the identities of a few contributors to the U.S. senatorial campaign of Congressman Bill Cassidy, the man Edwards is trying to succeed.
Once is coincidence, twice is happenstance, an aphorism Sen. Mary Landrieu rather would not hear but who invited it by self-reporting yet another campaign funding violation, and proffering an explanation for it that doesn’t quite hold water.
In an effort to address to a growing controversy related to her airplane travel and using public money for that purpose, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu’s, D-La., communications director today made the following statement.
The official start of the 2014 campaign season will soon be upon us. Qualifying for the U.S. Senate seat and other offices opens up next week and candidates will have to officially declare their candidacies. Louisiana voters will have the chance to decide whether Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA) who is running against Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is an uncaring, wealthy doctor as depicted in pro-Landrieu television commercials or whether Senator Landrieu is out of step with Louisiana voters and a tool of President Obama as depicted in pro-Cassidy ads. One thing is for sure the candidates are seldom as bad as their opponent’s depiction portrays them. Voters will have the chance to decide on November 4th.
Tuesday morning and it was time to discuss local and national politics on WGSO 990 AM and Bayoubuzz.com as the radio station's talk show host Jeff Crouere and Bayoubuzz's Stephen Sabludowsky exchanged comments and banter.
Qualifying in only two weeks away for election in the Congressional 5th and 6th Districts and for US Senate race. Tea Party favorite Rob Maness is blasting GOP-favorite Bill Cassidy for "ducking"debates. US Senator Mary Landrieu, running for re-election will be featured tomorrow as the Louisiana Democrats host their annual dinner.