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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 14:38
Louisiana suffering from Jindal fatigue, voter apathy
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jindal-chuck-toddThe 2015 race for Governor of Louisiana will make history and not in a good way. Since Governor Bobby Jindal is term limited, the race is wide open with no incumbent running. In the past such elections have generated plenty of serious candidates with big war chests and lots of voter interest. 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 12:57
GOP governors slam Jon Bel Edwards, link him to Biden's run on Obama's record
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Biden Obama 3The Republican Governor's Association, which has attacked Democrat Jon Bel Edwards with over a million dollars of commercials in the final week of the campaign has launched an email campaign, slamming Edwards and linking him to VP Joe Biden's comments today.  Here is the email:

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:05
Cleaning up the dime-a-dozen Louisiana governor debates
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Louisiana State Capitol at nightSeems that in 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial debates are as common as pairs bared on Bourbon Street during Carnival. Which is why whatever flaws observers may suggest with them that they allege need correcting makes for much ado about nothing.

 

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 13:04
Blogger Jason B. Berry discusses prostitute's recent claims against Vitter

jason2Louisiana is less than one-week from Election Day with the governor’s election being the biggest prize.

Unfortunately, the state is also in the middle of reliving a personal controversy involving the individual I believe will be our next governor.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:40
Louisiana Business Leader Waguespack: Budget and elections
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waguespack-compressedIt is time we look at the facts and get back to the basics.

The budget of Louisiana’s state government is the top issue this election season. While issues such as improving educational outcomes for our children and diversifying the economy are critical for the success of Louisiana, the state budget is the topic that is dominating the debate.

Monday, 19 October 2015 16:47
UNO’s Ed Chervenak talks Louisiana Democrats lack of turnout, election activity

chervenak-photoBased upon the survey of pre-election day voter-turnout, thus far, Louisiana Democrats have a long-haul if they are going to prevail this election season.

In a Bayoubuzz interview with Dr. Ed Chervenak of UNO Political Science Dept, early voting does not look good when compared to 2014 mid-term elections.  Any democrat running for office in Louisiana would have to “maximize” their turnout if they want to compete in the state.

Chervenak said based upon the results they have compiled, “we know who is getting out to vote”, the trend appears to be Vitter and Edwards leading.  But, in 2014, Mary Landrieu, who had 100 percent name recognition could only get 45 percent of the vote, which would make it difficult for Jon Bell Edwards with roughly 30 percent name recognition.

Monday, 19 October 2015 12:36
Angelle, Dardenne, Edwards or Vitter, your choice for Louisiana Governor?

governor-collage2The Louisiana governor’s Election Day is now days away.

The independent polls indicate a runoff.

Monday, 19 October 2015 10:42
Legislature: Beware of the Louisiana Medicaid expansion myths
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med-expansionby Jeffrey Sadow
Today, Louisiana’s Senate Finance Committee will converge to discuss Medicaid costs. Undoubtedly part of the discussion will include expansion of Medicaid and its impact on the state’s budget, which continues to face pressure. Forces with an ideological motive to see the U.S. move towards government single-payer insurance have promoted a mythology about expansion that continually confuses debate on the subject. As a public service, myth and reality on this topic are explored here.

Monday, 19 October 2015 10:27
David Vitter playing chicken over prostitute Wendy Ellis smear-controversy?
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VITTER--CHICKENby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
By now, anyone with anything more than a passing interest in Saturday’s gubernatorial primary election is aware of the latest bombshell about U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his cavorting with prostitutes: that Vitter allegedly fathered a child with New Orleans hooker Wendy Ellis.http://www.theamericanzombie.com/2015/10/david-vitter-interview-with-wendy-ellis.html

Sunday, 18 October 2015 20:37
UNO: Early voting reports are concern for Louisiana Democrats

ed-chervenak2If the Louisiana Democratic Party wants to generate a comeback this fall in the statewide and governor’s election, they are not doing a good job of showing it. 

Based upon some statistical information regarding “early voter turnout” provided by Dr. Edward E Chervenak, Director, Survey Research Center at UNO, turnout so far is down altogether, but the drop could be particularly hurtful to the campaigns of democrats and possibly even Jon Bel Edwards.

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mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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