So now it's official. Sort of. U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R.La., is mulling a run for the Pelican State's governor's mansion next year.
This qualifies as "a senator said it, so it's news." Most everyone seems to have already concluded Vitter is running and has been planning to run for some time now. In fact, in a delicious little move, Louisiana Democrats have even copped the VitterForGovernor.com domain.
All of that is fine, as is his candidacy judging from poll numbers and cash and the like.
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.
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for the Fund for Louisiana's Future, the Super PAC created to support Sen. David Vitter, R-La., say Louisiana's Ethic Board really doesn't have a choice but to grant its request to end enforcement of Louisiana's $100,000 limit on independent committee donations.
If they are successful, the result could be million dollar contributions to campaign committees in Louisiana -- much as is the case already for super PACs nationally.
The Supreme Court's 2010 ruling that equated spending on independent political expenditures with free speech, and follow-up ruling by a Washington D.C.
The delicious Thanksgiving Turkey is now memory, Black and Blue Wednesday holiday shopping day is now upon us, but there’s always room under our expanded belts for some good home political cooking, Louisiana-style.
In an email to supporters sent Wednesday morning, David Vitter said he and his family will "reflecting and praying" over the December holidays on whether the Republican senator will run for governor of Louisiana in 2015.
The email reiterated statements made by Vitter and his staff Tuesday confirming he had interest in the race, but hadn't yet made up his mind to run. Vitter spokesman Luke Bolar said the senator hoped to make a decision by January 2014.
That's the maximum allowed by state law over a four-year-period, though that limit could be eliminated by the Louisiana Board of Ethics at the request of Vitter's PAC, or political action committee. Lawyers for the Fund for Louisiana's Future say recent court rulings have declared such limits unconstitutional and an infringement on free speech.
A poll about the fortunes of Louisiana U.S. Senate candidates next year and gubernatorial candidates the year after provided excellent news for Republicans in federal office and highlighted the continually deteriorating position of Democrats in the state.
It’s nothing new for Landrieu
According to a new poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) of Baton Rouge, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is in hot water with some Louisiana voters.
WASHINGTON - Two Louisiana Republicans are criticizing an interim deal in which Iran agreed to a six-month pause of its nuclear program in return for relaxing some economic sanctions against the nation.
"There's an old saying that nothing good happens after 2 a.m., and this naive and dangerous deal with Iran struck in the middle of the night clearly fits that description," Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, said of the agreement reached early Sunday morning in Geneva. "Secretary of State (John) Kerry appeared to be more eager to get a deal than he was to stand up to the Iranian government's plan to develop nuclear weapons.