by Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
The decision is made. We selected our leader, and now it is time to focus on solving our problems.
No, I’m not talking about Coach Miles and the work ahead for the Tigers’ top dog and his team to regain supremacy in the SEC. I’m talking about Governor-elect Edwards and his task of working with the new Legislature and others to tackle Louisiana’s challenges and reinforce its many strengths.
Shell Geismar and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced today a new $717M manufacturing at Ascension Parish complex.
Here is the Louisiana Economic Development announcement:
Did you know that:
Some major democratic leaders tried to convince Jon Bel Edwards to run for Attorney General, rather than Governor of Louisiana?
Ever since the word got out that killings occurred at a Colorado Planned Parenthood, the counter-attack started against the right-wing, and against Christian right-wing elements who have been blaming liberals and others for being weak on terror, especially, that of Syrian refugee potential terror.
As I loosen my belt from too much turkey and stuffing and my collar from too much election tension overloads, here are my post-election thoughts on this Thanksgiving weekend. Today, we can shop til we drop and pray that our football heroes have enough of their own inner stuffing’s to bring back hope and glory. Next week, we start December with earnest desires for a fresh start coming from a new administration. Meantime, here’s my Black Friday gifts to you:
Four months ago in the Louisiana governor’s race, Senator David Vitter was a slam-dunk. He seemed to have it all. Gobs of PAC money flowing in from all over the U.S., strong support from most of the Republican establishment including his GOP colleagues in Washington, and a huge lead in the polls. There was no way he could lose. But he did. Some how, some way David Vitter snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. And in the process, we witnessed a number of losers. Here are just a few:
Was there any one issue that resulted in David Vitter losing the Louisiana governor race on Saturday against Democrat Jon Bel Edwards? Given the importance of the election, the fact that a Democrat without hardly any name-recognition only months away from the primary, beat a well-known public official and two-term US Senator, the questions are being often raised—what did David Vitter in?
The Democratic Governors Association has taken a moment from its Thanksgiving prep to say thanks for a gift of gifts, a democrat winning a major election in the South.
Other than the incoming Democratic Governor of Louisiana, Jon Bel Edwards, who bested Republican David Vitter on Saturday, finding another statewide elected official is almost impossible. There's democrats Bill Nelson, US Senator of Florida and Mississippi’s Attorney General Jim Hood. And there's? Well, I think that's it.
We hear the complaint that political polls are not accurate and so why use them? In the recent Louisiana governor’s race with David Vitter against Jon Bel Edwards, there were some polls that were very accurate and others who missed the mark significantly.
(Below is an incomplete list compiled by Huffington Post Pollster.com. The list did not include a tracking poll by Verne Kennedy of MRI, which the day prior to the elections, determined Edwards 55 to Vitter’s 45, one point off of the 56-44 spread.