Is there time or opportunity for another candidate, one similar to Donald Trump, who could fund his or her own campaign, given the dissatisfaction voters have in the state and their lack of excitement for the current candidates? One such potential candidate who has discussed the prospects of jumping into the race is John Georges, who ran for Governor and for New Orleans Mayor. Are there any others? Could they win with only two weeks left until qualifying?
When Donald Trump first burst on the political scene two months ago as a presidential candidate, the analysts, commentators and pollsters who populate cable news programs, the so called “experts,” claimed it was all a publicity stunt. Then, they said he would never release his financial statements. Then, they said his controversial comments about immigration, Senator John McCain and Fox News Host Megyn Kelly would doom his campaign. Now, they are saying his lead cannot continue for his support has a “ceiling” and his campaign is a flash in the pan. Unfortunately for the “experts,” they are completely wrong on every one of these issues. Trump is solidifying his lead and is not going away, even though the liberal media and the Republican establishment wishes that he would disappear. Trump is upsetting their plan for the GOP to nominate another moderate candidate, such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and, once again, lose to the Democrats.
The Louisiana governor’s race Louisiana is inching closer. Polls generally have indicated that Republican US Senator David Vitter is in a tight race with Democrat Rep. Jon Bel Edwards, although there is one poll that notes a strong uptick by Republican Scott Angelle, Louisiana Public Service Commissioner. Republican Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is also running for the top seat and is in the low teens and a virtual tie with Angelle in most polls.
by Jim Brown
There’s always been a disconnect between the accolades LSU gives itself for academic achievement and the bottom line results that come from national rankings. Louisiana’s flagship rarely cracks the top 100 universities in the U.S., with a majority of SEC schools outperforming LSU year after year. In the 2015 rankings by US News and World Report, LSU comes in at 149.
What's happening on the Louisiana gubernatorial campaign trail?
David Vitter has released his first campaign commercial, Jon Bel Edwards is on the road campaigning, Jay Dardenne is showcasing his technology with a new campaign app and Scott Angelle is focusing upon jobs, education and welfare abuse.