According to a press release issued by the Office of United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., "the Senator today secured more than $1.26 billion for Louisiana to restore flood protection infrastructure, $30 million to invest in algae biofuel research, and new provisions to strengthen enforcement standards of imported seafood. The funding is part of the FY12 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA bill and FY12 Energy and Water bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bills now move to the full Senate for its consideration.
Pick New Orleans Saints Over v. Green Bay Packers:
Quarterbacks Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers will take center stage when the Packers host the Saints in the NFL season-opening game on Thursday at historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Democrat Tara Hollis has qualified in Baton Rouge to run for Governor.
The odds-on favorite is incumbent Republican Bobby Jindal. In addition to Hollis, perennial candidate Cary Deaton, also a Democrat, has filed his papers today for the top state job. On Tuesday, three minor candidates qualified for the spot.
With the official campaign season set to begin, even critics have to marvel at the political handiwork of the pre-season's most active player: Sen. David Vitter.
One has to go back to the Long era to find a politician as actively engaged as the junior senator is these days in elections for the Legislature, statewide offices, perhaps even for Congress next year. One has to ask: what's in it for him?
Saints coach Sean Payton called the Packers Aaron Rodgers an "elite" quarterback and compared him with Saints quarterback Drew Brees, preparing for the Packers before flying to Green Bay for Thursday night's season-opening game at the Packers.
With the season opening NFL showdown between two highly-recognized quarterbacks taking the field in Green Bay as the Packers defend their Super Bowl record against the 2009 champs New Orleans Saints, the question might be--who is better--Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers?
Update: Governor Bobby Jindal, as of 3:21 pm Wednesday, has another opponent. This time, it is Cary Deaton of Metairie (who has run in a number of statewide races) and Tara Hollis, the Democratic school teacher from North Louisiana--who could be the only Democrat running against Jindal. Bayoubuzz reported on Tuesday that John Georges is seriously considering another run for Governor. Should he run, presumably, he would run also as a Democrat.
If so, now that Hollis has qualified, will the Democratic Party support any one candidate against Republican Bobby Jindal?
FROM TUESDAY EVENING
After one day of Louisiana election qualifying, there was officially nothing much about which to get excited if you are into political competition.
Governor Bobby Jindal picked up three opponents—all of them no well-known political names of note probably possessing not enough money to compete with the campaign-rich-incumbent-governor-seeking his second term of office.