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.
Why didn't David Vitter get out the vote, given his resources and execution, this past Saturday, election day? Can David Vitter continue his normal plan, to link his opponent to Obama? Can Jon Bel Edwards convince the electorate that he is a different type of democrat? Does Vitter have enough votes among those in the core-conservative voters, or will he need to moderate to peel off enough voters from his former opponents?
Louisiana Governor's election is moving into its first full week of the runoff and the candidates and proxies are strategizing and some say they are directly coordinating with Super PACS. The nnational media is beginning to take note and social media is a hot bed of anger between the two sides.
A new Democratic-based poll, paid for by an organization which has been denouncing David Vitter in TV ads, is stating that Jon Bel Edwards, has the early lead against Republican David Vitter in the Louisiana gubernatorial election.