much anxiety over what kind of relief Louisiana can expect in response to the flood disaster surrounding Baton Rouge earlier this month would disperse by wringing the politics out of the disaster funding process.
Observers fret about the relative lack of seniority of Louisiana’s members of Congress, that at least two and possibly three of the most senior will not return, that the most powerful Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise must balance state and party interests, and that past votes against sending money to other locations may come back to haunt the state when discussing the state’s chances of landing a decent sum to assist in paying for cleanup. Without a system so infused with politics, these questions would matter little.
The city of Shreveport is not the only one who has a problem with white flight. So does the Louisiana Democratic Party.
Preliminary voting statistics reveal that U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, garnered 78% of the white voters while incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu received only 22%.
Just because the Louisiana elections are over, Bill Cassidy now has four US Senate committee assignments, and Christmas tidings are tidying up, does not mean we should forget about Louisiana politics, does it?
Of course not.
Some obviously get it; others don’t. As activist Louisiana Democrats fall into the latter category, that only serves to reinforce the prediction made recently in this space.
More, Louisiana US Senate race analysis and talk--WGSO's Jeff Crouere and Bayoubuzz's Stephen Sabludowsky--continued the debate following this weekend's election in which Republican candidate Bill Cassidy ousted Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Cassidy clobbers Landrieu
They say no good deed goes unpunished. That’s how Democrat U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu must feel after being sent packing by Louisiana voters.
An election is not over without a proper post-mortem, or burial. Welcome to Bayoubuzz’s First Annual Louisiana Election Post-Mortem Awards. Now that the 2014 elections are history (and hopefully to be forever forgotten), we are proud to announce the victorious.
The American Revolution is almost over. The lady lion has all but been slain.
Louisiana will remain one of the most conservative, if not the most conservative state, in the nation.
The Landrieu campaign is claiming he is hiding.
Heading into Monday night, Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy had only two missions to accomplish against Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in the post-general election debate: not say anything stupid and rebut her accusations of his corruption. After the hour expired, so had her reelection chances.