With seven days until an important Election Day, Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne is leading in the race for Lt. Governor. Nonetheless, his campaign is preparing to withstand an assault from his wealthy Democratic opponent, Caroline Fayard.
During his career, Dardenne has established solid credentials as a moderate to conservative Republican. He was elected to the State Senate in 1992 and as Secretary of State in 2006. As expected, he ran first in the primary election for Lt. Governor, but the big surprise of the night was the strong showing from the newcomer Fayard.
Which candidate, Re;ublican incumbent Senator David Vitter or Democrat Congressman Charlie Melancon is “doing its job”?
If you were to believe David Vitter’s commercials, he is there for the people. However, if you were to believe Charlie Melancon, he is the one there ready for Louisiana citizens and Senator Vitter is not.
Both candidates for US Senate released commercials today with only one week left to go before the US elections.
Another fabulous week has gone by, in which I attended more soirees than I should. But, I loved everyone one of them including the Gennifer Flowers Show at Le Chat Noir; the fabulous Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans Key to the Cure 2010 Kickoff Gala that benefited cancer research; Ochsner Goes Pink that benefitted Ochsner Health System and breast cancer patients at Tom & Gayle Benson Cancer Center; the New Orleans Firefighters 2011 Calendar Launch Party; and Gambit's 8th Annual Reds Whites and the Blues at Le Pavilion of Two Sisters.
The Saints have fallen from No. 7 to No. 11 in Week Seven of Pro Football Talk's power rankings. No. 1 on the list are the Jets with the Steelers No. 2. The Giants are the best NFC team at No. 6. "The Halloween night contest between the last two Super Bowl champs will have a playoff atmosphere. And for good reason. Because for the Saints, the visit from the Steelers may well be a de facto postseason game."...
The odds of Reggie Bush playing against the Steelers on Sunday night are 50-50.
LSU fell to 12th in this week's BCS Standings, the AP Top 25 and the Harris Interactive Poll and 13th in the USA Today Coaches' Poll on Sunday.
Auburn moved up to No. 1 in the BCS Standings and No. 3 in the AP and USA Today polls.
The stumbling Cleveland Browns embarrassed the Saints 30-17 by mixing endless defensive coverages, using special teams magic and intercepting Drew Brees four times on Sunday before booing Who Dats the Superdome.
It was a stunning victory for the Browns who came into the game 1-5 and 14-point underdogs. They were also quarterbacked by rookie Colt McCoy, who made his second start. McCoy only passed 9-for-16 for 74 yards. He didn't need to throw any more because he was getting help from other areas.
How do the Elections of 2010 compare to that of the recent past?
Will the Republicans be able to pull off victories in Congress? Is the David Vitter US Senate campaign doing what it takes to get re-elected?
Saints coach Sean Payton said Darren Sharper's playing status remains a question mark as Sunday's game with Cleveland approaches.
Kickoff is noon in the Superdome and CBS (Ch. 4) will carry the game.
Payton also issued daily injury report, including updates on Jabari Greer, Reggie Bush Pierre Thomas and Tracy Porter.