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fleming    There  have been some punches thrown by some of the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate, but with recent developments, the gloves are off.  And, yes, that dreaded word “prostitute” has surfaced in this race just as it had in the governor’s race.

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kennedy office According to John Couvillon of JMC analytics, the “hot” issue in the US Senate race right now is the controversy involving Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy and Congressman Charles Boustany.  Kennedy, on Monday, sent out an email announcing his non-involvement in circulating information about his chief republican US Senate rival,  Boustany.  In a book, it is alleged that Boustany was involved in a prostitution scandal.   Boustany has denied the allegations and has accused his opponent of spreading false misinformation.

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kennedy officeby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

New Senate poll

    The latest poll on the Louisiana U.S. Senate race continues to show Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy in the top spot with Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell at number two.
    The survey was conducted August 29-30 with 1,017 likely voters by Remington Research Group for The Hayride, a conservative website.
    Kennedy was the choice of 27% of respondents while Campbell captured 16%.
    This was the first poll to include former Klansman David Duke, running as a Republican.  He was the choice of 6% of those surveyed.  Here is the poll:

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  duke tweetby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

As if the Republican Party didn’t have enough problems at the national and state levels, along comes their own David Duke to run for the U.S. Senate seat in the Bayou State.

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trump disavowMonths ago, I was airing my regular Tuesday morning talk show with Jeff Crouere and I mentioned David Duke’s name.  A response I got was, why mention his name?  Duke is totally irrelevant and nobody listens to him anyway.

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duke beardDavid Duke, the former KKK leader and virulent anti-semite is now a US Senate candidate in Louisiana.

One of the individuals who knows David Duke’s political career is Tyler Bridges, now author of two books about two of Duke’s run for office in the 1980’s and 90’s.

This afternoon, Bridges and I discussed Duke’s political past and his current decision to run for office.

 

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Time to put up or shut up
    There has been much talk from elected office wannabes over the past few months, but this week we will find out who will run and who will not.
    Qualifying for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House races is set forThursday, July 20 through Friday, July 22.  Candidates for federal office must file with the Louisiana Secretary of State in Baton Rouge.

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vitter trickThe general consensus among the political class in Louisiana is, with the victory of a democrat for the Governor’s mansion, last year, the US Senate Race will be contest between a republican and a democrat, in November.

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Controversy over Senate forum
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is under fire over a Louisiana U.S. Senate forum it held on June 29.  The forum was co-sponsored by the Louisiana Restaurant Association and the Louisiana Retailers Association.

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A new poll, by GBA Strategies (apparently commissioned by her campaign) has been released by the Caroline Fayard for US Senate campaign has been released and after adjustments show the Democratic candidates is a close match yet at least double-digits behind John Kennedy, Louisiana treasurer.

Here is the press statement by the Fayard Campaign:

 

 

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