On Tuesday night, long time incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) defeated Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the GOP Senate primary by a mere 6,800 votes. This razor thin margin was due to an influx of Democrats who entered the Republican primary to vote for Cochran.
WGSO’s Jeff Crouere and Bayoubuzz’s Stephen Sabludowsky discussed a variety of topics today during their weekly Radio-Google hangout webcast.
The establishment wing of the Republican Party was given a major shock this week with the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia. He was defeated by David Brat, a college professor who focused on the issue of illegal immigration and reminded voters that Cantor was trying to negotiate a deal for “immigration reform” with Democrats. Conservatives know that such deals are, in reality, amnesty.
It might not be the words pleasing to the ears of the right-wing sector of the Republican Party of the Tea Party, but one politician, a former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, staked out a claim that goes against the grain of a number of speakers on the Republican Leadership Conference podium this week.
The Louisiana election table appears set; Only a matter of time before the tea is served and others are invited to the party.
Today, Jeff Landry, a Tea Party member and ardent supporter, announced that he is going to run for Attorney General of Louisiana. Landry is an attorney, a former US Congressman, a veteran, and a former Sheriff's deputy and local policeman.
While Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has forever been penning opinion pieces nationally as to how the Obamacare engine will wreck even if the website gets a fix, and while he continues to claim it is stupid to discuss the 2016 elections, others, who make their own living at this type of thing, have their own opinions.
Did Rob Maness, a Tea Party-backed candidate for U.S. Senate imply that Mary Landrieu would have supported slavery?
The national crises has been deferred for now until 2014.
With your permission, I am posting below a slightly edited Facebook post that i wrote early this morning.
The race for U.S. Senate is roughly one year from now, but the campaign gets more interesting as it gets closer.
For one, most thought the competition would be against current republican Congressman Bill Cassidy and Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu. Then, walked in tea-party favorite Col. Rob Maness who is running to the right of Cassidy. According to Maness, Cassidy is not conservative enough for Louisiana and Landrieu must be beaten.
Lately, another republican name has surfaced in being a contender--State Rep. Alan Seabaugh.
Some now wonder should Seabaugh step into the ring, whom would it help?
For one, perhaps, it is Mary Landrieu. Would it also mean that other republicans might also enter the field?
Democratic Louisiana US Senator Mary Landrieu has called the Tea Party “reckless”, “irresponsible” and “radical” for the US government shutdown.