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LA FLOODThe GOP has just sent this email as a press release: 

On the heels of a successful speech, Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump and his running mate, Governor Mike Pence, flew into Baton Rouge, LouisianaFriday morning to visit the surrounding communities of Denham Springs and the city of Central.

Historic flooding has devastated the Bayou State during the multi-day storms that hovered over the region. The initial estimates in the cost of damages the storms and floods affecting South Louisiana are in at over $20 billion. Over 30,000 people have were rescued and 12 people have died. Most have been displaced from their homes.

donelon Thursday afternoon, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced the issuance of an Emergency Rule which allows greater protection and flexibility for policyholders impacted by recent flooding. The action taken by Commissioner Donelon was authorized by Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Order 2016-58 granting the Commissioner temporary authority to implement emergency insurance rules.

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trump smokeForgive me if I have problems seeing the true, the REAL Donald Trump. 

I thought I had a vivid impression of him.  His face, his demeanor his philosophy, his political strategy seemed so clear.

Until this week.  Now, he is a fog of an image.

Yesterday, Donald Trump suddenly read via teleprompter that he has regrets for words he has used during the campaign.  Yet, he has not told us which words he regrets.   

Does he have regrets telling his critics that they are lying about his promoting racists tweets, and one in particular, a Jewish star with a cache of cash in back of Hillary Clinton?

jeff fblive trumpDonald Trump has had the month, from hell as he has gone from one gaffe or mistake to another.  His poll numbers have dropped significantly nationally and in the battleground states.  On Wednesday he changed course and replaced campaign managers, although, his campaign is spinning it, saying they added staff.

edwards presser mar9At a time like this, during a disaster of this magnitude, the people of Louisiana, its government, organizations, agencies come together.

Below are statements from Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

fayard foster campbell 2The Alliance for Good Government has announced its endorsement of Caroline Fayard for U.S. Senate.

The Alliance endorsement is one of the most coveted in the New Orleans area.

 

trump-scriptIn many ways, Donald Trump’s off-record comments have made Trump’s primary season.  The cry, let Trump be Trump resonated with the Republican primary voters, although, there were obviously many who were offended.

Now, however, Trump is down an average of 7 to 8 points nationally and even more so in some of the swing states.

 

 

trump campaignAccording to John Couvillon, Pollster, Donald Trump has another survey showing the unusual Trump free-fall.

In an interview with Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz.com, Couvillon reported that he just completed a poll in the State of Georgia which found Hillary Clinton seven points ahead of Donald Trump.

Trump fox 0Does Donald Trump have a legitimate complaint regarding the Presidential debate-NFL schedule conflicts?  Did he get any mileage from raising the issue?  What are some of the risks for both candidates as they approach the season of the debates?

crouere bookThe presidential race has now become Donald Trump versus the world. The outsider businessman is facing a vast array of opponents that is unprecedented in American politics.


Over the next 97 days, the GOP nominee, who dispatched the party establishment and 16 entrenched candidates in the primaries, will face a tsunami of opposition designed to deny him the White House.

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