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Tonight, as President Barack Obama gives another speech to the nation, U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) was expecting to be with his family and friends in Metairie, LA at a Saints party. The President is speaking right before the New Orleans Saints kickoff the NFL season against the Green Bay Packers.
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Down here in Louisiana, eyes today are on the Internet.
That is likely where the news will break as the state and some feel the nation will know if John Georges will take on Bobby Jindal in the Race For the Louisiana Governor—Part Deaux.
So far, despite the efforts made by the Democratic Party, the candidates who have qualified so far and others, no opponent with name recognition, experience and more than anything else, money, has ponied up to the Secretary of State bar and paid the qualifying fee.
Republican Louisiana U.S. David Vitter won’t be whodatting and partying with the rest of the Saints world as the New Orleans Saints take on the World Champions Green Bay Packers
At least, not tonight, he won’t.
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.