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Hodge Claims Donelon Has Received Almost 1M From Insurance Industry

Thursday, 13 October 2011 12:09 Written by

The Donald Hodge campaign is claiming that the Louisiana Department of Insurance is Not For Sale.

The Donald Hodge for Insurance Commissioner Campaign released an Excel Spreadsheet in order to inform Louisiana voters how much money from insurance industry companies have poured into the coffers of Commissioner Jim Donelon since 2006. With the filing of the latest Candidate Finance Report on October 12, 2011, Commissioner Donelon is on the verge of surpassing the $1 million mark in insurance industry contributions.

Jindal's Re-Election, Louisiana Lt. Gov, Sec of State Races Surprises?
Thursday, 13 October 2011 10:55 Written by


Louisiana electionsWith only days left in our election, surprises are hard to find:


 

With less than two weeks remaining before the Oct. 22 primary, Gov. Bobby Jindal has roughly $6 million to spend on his re-election bid.

Looks like lots of people are happy to bet on a sure thing. More interesting is the race for the number 2 job. In the only recent public poll, Jay Dardenne was destroying Billy Nungesser 40-27:

NFL Fines New Orleans Saints Roman Harper For Smith-Panthers Melee
Thursday, 13 October 2011 11:02 Written by
ShockeySaints safety Roman Harper won't verbally apologize for starting a fracas with Panthers receiver Steve Smith last week, but Harper will have to financially apologize financially to the. ESPN's Adam Scheft passes along through PFT.com that Harper was fined $15,000 for starting the melee.
Should Rick Perry's VIP Reception With Jindal, Louisiana Officials Have Involved Media?
Thursday, 13 October 2011 10:40 Written by

PerryShould the law allow costly, private fundraisers for presidential candidates to be closed to the press and proceed unpublicized to the public, even though campaign contributions are reportable to the federal government by law and invitations went out to both state and federal officials:?
    That was the big question recently when Fax-Net was funneled a copy of an invitation to a local  fundraiser Sept. 24 for then-leading Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry of Texas at the home of William A. Robinson at 830 Ockley Drive in Shreveport.

Can Tampa Bay Overcome 49'ers Pounding And Beat Powerhouse New Orleans Saints, Brees
Thursday, 13 October 2011 09:47 Written by

Can Tampa Bay Buccanneers overcome a stinging defeat from the hands of the San Francisco 49’ers by beating division rival and NFL powerhouse New Orleans Saints?

Yes, powerhouse.  The Saints are second in the SI.com Power Poll behind Green Bay.  They are 4-1 entering into this Sunday’s game.  Although the Bucs took a real pounding against the 49’ers on Sunday, in recent years, the team has fared well against New Orleans.

BP’s “Big Fix” To Be Exposed Friday At New Orleans Film Festival
Thursday, 13 October 2011 08:28 Written by

corexitfunny that the international media at the cannes film festival got to know more details of the inner workings and corruption at the core of the BP gulf oil disaster than those of us who’ve endured it. but this Friday that score will be corrected, twice.

the north american premiere of the internationally acclaimed documentary “The Big Fix” reveals the powerful and incestuous relationship between government and global corporations that put profits before the health and safety of louisiana citizens, not to mention the devastation to the coastal environment.

Drew Brees Talks Tampa Bay, Panthers, Saints Issues Injury
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 21:39 Written by

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees spoke to the media on Wednesday about the Carolina Panthers and the upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Also, the Saints issued its injury report.

Louisiana Lt. Governor Race: Polls, Abortion, Scandals And Vitter
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:23 Written by

NungesserFor those dying for substantive debates related to functions of the Louisiana Lt. Governor’s race, think again.  There are many more meatier and spicier matters to be discussed these days.  For instance, there’s the issue of polls.  Then, there is the main course in Louisiana politics-- campaign attacks and the sleaze factors.    

Growth of Louisiana Film Industry: Interview With State’s Entertainment Exec. Dir. Chris Stelly
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:20 Written by

In the beginning of this decade, there were some movies that Louisiana could call its own but ever since the motion picture tax incentive program was launched, industry activity has soared. .

As a result of the program and other factors, Louisiana is now extremely competitive and a major player in the industry.

New Orleans Saints Share Power Poll Rank With Packers, Favored Versus Tampa Bay
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:21 Written by
The Packers and Saints retained the two top spots, with Green Bay again claiming all nine first-place votes of the top, in this week's NFL.com Power Poll.

For the first time since 2008, the Saints have gone three straight games without fumbling. The Saints rank 13th in the league in dropped passes with six.

The Saints are favored by 4 1/2 points over the Buccaneers on Sunday at Tampa in a 3:15 p.m. game. The Bucs were blown out  by the 49ers 48-3 last Sunday and fell from eighth to a tie with the Giants in the Power Poll.

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