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dope-medPundits continue to argue whether Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu or Rob Maness won the recent televised Louisiana US Senate debate.

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brown-chehardyDid the televised Louisiana US Senate Race, anxiously awaited by thousands, meet the expectations of two of the state's most politically-savvy experts?  What were their disappointments, if any?

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obama-isaac-LandrieuOh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.  Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808)

It is election time again and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and most of the other Democrat Senate candidates are campaigning on a moderate platform that does not correspond to their liberal voting record.

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landrieu-cassidy-manessThe Louisiana US Senate race starts in earnest tonight as Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and Tea Party candidate Rob Maness face the voters.

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landrieu-mary-youngWhat has allowed Sen. Mary Landrieu to hang on in the U.S. Senate swimming against a stronger and stronger current is exactly the same thing that most likely will end her elected political career this year.

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jindal-obamaby Lou Gehrig burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Senate race: neck-and-neck
    A new poll on the Louisiana U.S. Senate race by Public Policy Polling (PPP) reveals a neck-and-neck  race between incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.

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landrieuSenator Mary Landrieu’s campaign today released a list of four debates Senator Landrieu will participate in over the next several months of the campaign.  Her campaign also said it participated in the Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) Convention this past Saturday.

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It’s not surprising that Republican state Rep. Paul Hollis announced his exit from the U.S. Senate race this fall, because it never made much sense for him to enter it in the first place if he thought he could win.

That’s not because Hollis is not a conservative, with a three-year average score on the Louisiana Legislature Log voting index of just under 75 (well above the chamber and a bit above the GOP legislative averages, where 100 shows always voting for the conservative/reform preference). That’s not because Hollis has not demonstrated that he can win elections and has experience in a significant elective office, as he got himself elected to his position in 2011. It is that he got in the contest later than the two other Republican candidates who carved out space in both of these areas.

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has proven conservative credentials and almost six years’ experience in national government, including putting into law a significant item or two (for example, being one of the main forces behind getting markedly higher flood insurance rates for some homeowners delayed and lowered). But if somebody doesn’t like that Cassidy didn’t vote the conservative issue preference every single time and/or that he’s been in Congress all that time, then for you there’s absolutely politically inexperienced Republican Rob Maness who claims he can vote more conservatively than Cassidy.

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landrieu-blueHow important will the Medicaid Expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act be in the upcoming US Senate race?

According to the Opelousas Daily world, the Medicaid expansion of the Affordable Care Act could be quite significant.

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obama-marieDue to the 22nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution, President Obama is barred from serving a third term as President. This is a godsend since our country may not survive another four years of Barack Obama in the White House. Fortunately, more Americans are realizing the damage he has done to our country. This explains why his approval numbers are mired in the low 40's and the prospects for the Democrat Parity in the mid-term elections are not very rosy.

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