Why the GOP kiss-off of Congressman Vance McAllister?
Since the catastrophic launch of Obamacare and the slamming TV spots sponsored by the Koch brothers, Mary Landrieu’s popularity has plummeted. Her favorables are now, according to the Grigsby poll, 41%. On the other hand, 38% of the people in the poll did not know who her main opponent, Bill Cassidy, is. Landrieu’s Senator race, corporate funding of political campaigns, and the recent Supreme Court’s rejection of campaign funding limits were the discussion topics of this hangout with Stephen Sabludowsky and Jim Brown.
On Friday, Bayoubuzz.com published a summary of the Grigsby poll's findings. The Grigsby poll assessed the opinions on a sample of Louisianians on politicians, elections, and current political issues in the state. The numbers concerning Mary Landrieu's popularity, Bill Cassidy, and the US Senatorial Election were the topics of Saturday's Google Hangout with Stephen Sabludowsky and Jim Brown.
Governor Jindal keeps attracting buzz. Yesterday, he announced a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, a move many see as a sign that he’s moving further away from Louisiana towards Washington, D.C. While Jindal is journeying the nation - to the extent that he should be made Secretary of Transportation, according to Edwin Edwards - his popularity at home is crumbling. Jindal’s future, both nationally and locally, was the discussion topic of the last segment.
This fall, Mary Landrieu, who has served three terms as a US Senator, is up for election again. Recently, another experienced Democrat, four-term ex-Governor Edwin Edwards, announced that he’s running for Congress. Landrieu has faced a storm of criticism, particularly from Republicans, for her endorsement of Obamacare. Also, Landrieu has just assumed the powerful position of Chairperson of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, an important assignment for an energy-producing state such as Louisiana. This new assignment and the importance of seniority in office were the discussion topics in this section.
GOP Presidential politics is back in the Politico news today, courtesy to an article entitled "The Invisible Primary: GOP Preps as Chris Christie Stumbles" authored by Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman.
This morning, Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky joined radio host Jeff Crouere and Quin Hillyer, a native New Orleans writer who has written a series of pieces about Gov. Bobby Jindal in The Advocate and the National Review. Yesterday, he published the column “Jindal Takes the Stage” in the National Review.
The WDSU interview with Norman Robinson and Edwin Edwards, conducted in Edwards’ home, was classic television.
For one, Robinson, who will be retiring later this spring from a extraordinary career in television news interviewed Edwards, who is coming out of retirement at age 86, after coming out of federal prison, and is now running for US Congress in a conservative district in Louisiana, perhaps the most conservative state in the nation.
With the French Quarter Festival scheduled less than a month from now, organizers, vendors, artists, and volunteers are preparing for a surge of excited visitors. French Quarter Fest is the largest free music festival in the U.S. Last year, it hosted more than 560,000 visitors. The 31st fest is taking place from April 10 to April 13, 2014.
Since his comeback announcement on Monday, Edwin Edwards has received a lot of local and national media attention. As the election campaign of the former four-term Louisiana governor and convicted felon proceed, this attention will undoubtedly increase since Edwards is both controversial and popular and known for his frisky statements. Bayoubuzz will be covering the Edwards campaign in multiple channels: