A key endorsement picked up by attorney general candidate former Rep. Jeff Landry will help, but does not establish him as the favorite in the runoff election with fellow Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
John Bel Edwards leads in new poll
In the first poll after the gubernatorial primary election, Democrat John Bel Edwards holds a 12-point lead over Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, 52-40%.
The poll, conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, did live telephone interviews with 700 likely voters October 26-28.
12 or 20? POLL
An even newer poll has been released by JMC Analytics and if doesn’t look good for the candidate who has been favored to win the upcoming Louisiana governor’s race.
by Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
There is potentially no more important issue in Louisiana than improving our educational system, yet this is not getting the attention it deserves in the governor’s race.
You may be just sobering up from that fantasmagorical Saints’ shootout win over the New York Giants on Sunday, but when you finally come to your senses, consider this: We have just experienced what might be the most memorable 30-hour streak in sports history. I am not talking about wall-to-wall ball of close games. I am talking about a series of events that sporting fans will still be talking about ten years from now. And, although it is during the meat of the college football season, not one college game entered into it.
If David Vitter doesn’t do well in Jefferson Parish, his home base, one would have to ask, just how might he fare statewide?
Vitter was State Representative for District 81 and Congressman for much of the Jefferson Parish region before he turned his eyes to the US Senate, and now, the Louisiana governor’s mansion.
After the latest debate debacle, Republican presidential candidates have finally had enough. They are meeting this weekend without officials of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to discuss the format of upcoming presidential debates.
If anyone had any delusions that Sen. David Vitter would run a hopeful, optimistic campaign about Louisiana’s future, he wasted no time shattering those hopes. From the moment that Scott Angelle conceded the race Saturday night, Vitter fell comfortably to his default position of the past seven years: painting his runoff opponent, State Rep. John Bel Edwards, as merely a stand-in for President Barack Obama.
The David Vitter for Governor Campaign picked up endorsements today of some government officials within the Acadiana Parishes. Vitter's campaign sent out the following email blast under Congressman's Charles Boustany's name, which, as a subject, said, "Acadiana Rallying Behind Vitter" .
The race for governor is now headed into the anticipated runoff but with a new twist. Six month ago the runoff was expected to be John Bel Edwards, a democrat, against republican David Vitter. That prediction was correct. But the outcome of the primary election was far from predicted by the experts. It was expected that once David Vitter had John Bel Edwards in the runoff he would run away with the election. Well, that is not going to happen.