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5th-congressional-districtAs anticipated, Bill Cassidy (R) and Mary Landrieu (D) would qualify for the US Senate position for Louisiana.  As of this time, Rob Maness, a Tea Party favorite has not qualified but is expected to do so. 

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The end is near!

    The end is near for all the political posturing, rumors, gossip, and talk about who is running for elected office in 2014.  Qualifying begins this Wednesday and runs through Friday at 5 p.m.

    Here are some developments to look for as qualifying progresses for the various races:

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chehardyThe 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.

 

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capitol-dcQualifying for federal elections in Louisiana begins next week, and Republicans have to hope that a decision too many party elected officials and leaders realized too late does not come back to haunt them.

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none-above-voteby Jim Brown

If recent polls are any indication, Louisiana voters are not too keen on any of the choices for U.S. Senator in the coming fall election.  A number of national surveys have found that every candidate running has a higher negative than positive rating in the Bayou state.  Maybe it’s time for Louisiana to consider offering a third choice.  None of the Above. 

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manchurianPicking up a second semi-high profile endorsement and with fundraising now over $1 million, is Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness to the point that he can become the Manchurian Candidate?

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manessMore money matters
    The official campaign finance reports are in for the 2014 Louisiana U.S. Senate race.  The reports include campaign finance activity through June 30, 2014.  Here they are:

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edwards-trina-news-conferenceChamber Surprise?

In what could be a major surprise to some, assuming the accuracy, the US Chamber of Commerce is reportedly supporting Mary Landrieu in her re-election bid.  Her primary challenger is Republican Rep.Bill Cassidy.

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capitol-dcIf Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy wishes to confirm his conservative credentials in his contest to knock off Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu, he should vote to end welfare to big businesses and discrimination against private banks, and not become what fellow Republican Rep. Charles Boustany has on the issue of reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

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And now, there are three.

palinOn Monday, Paul Hollis, Republican Louisiana member of the Louisiana House of Representative  called it quits in his US Senate bid.

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