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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 14:25
Today at 3pm: Edwards vs. Vitter, blab with pollster John Couvillon
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fat lady 1It seems to be beyond, at least for now, that Jon Bel Edwards is beating US Senator David Vitter with 17 days to go until Election Day.

But, the fat lady ain't even begun to sing as there is plenty of time, plenty of issues and surely more polls.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 14:14
Houston, we've got a HERO with equal rights ordinance defeat
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heroCongrats to the voters in Houston who turned down the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) in yesterday's election. The law offered broad protections to homosexual and trans gender individuals along with other minority groups. It failed by a huge 61-39% margin of Houston voters after a very contentious campaign. 

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 16:50
Kennedy Poll: Edwards by 11, cites Vitter's attacks
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kennedy graphI have received the new Vernne Kennedy poll which reveals l the polling information and the cross tabs in great detail.  

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 15:38
Louisiana House Republican delegation back Vitter for Governor

lance harris 4Amid three consecutive polls, showing US Senator David Vitter significantly behind Democrat Jon Bel Edwards, the Louisiana House Republican Delegation voted overwhelmingly to endorse U.S. Senator David Vitter for Governor on Tuesday

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 15:08
Kennedy's MRI poll has Edwards by double digits over Vitter for Louisiana governor

mansionAnd yet, another poll that shows Democrat Jon Bel Edwards with a large lead.This one by Market Research Insight, as reported in the Advocate, “found that if African-American voter turnout is at 25 percent in the runoff, Edwards leads Vitter 54 percent to 38 percent — a 16-point lead. If the black vote drops to 20 percent, then Edwards still leads by 11 points, 51 percent to Vitter’s 40 percent.”

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 14:41
Edwards, ahead of Vitter by 20? Chat with Pollster John Couvillon of JMC Analytics
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vitter memoPollster John Couvillon of JMC Analytics (whose most recent survey reveals that Democrat Louisiana Representative, Jon Bel Edwards, is leading Republican US Senator, David Vitter by 20 percentage points) will be participating in a Bayoubuzz Twitter Blab discussion tomorrow at 3pm CST.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 10:42
Baloney's backing helps Landry, but turnout critical in Louisiana AG race vs. Caldwell
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landry drillingA key endorsement picked up by attorney general candidate former Rep. Jeff Landry will help, but does not establish him as the favorite in the runoff election with fellow Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 10:25
Fax-Net: Edwards poll results good, despite Vitter's Obama associations
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louisiana governor associations smallby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

John Bel Edwards leads in new poll

    In the first poll after the gubernatorial primary election, Democrat John Bel Edwards holds a 12-point lead over Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, 52-40%.
    The poll, conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, did live telephone interviews with 700 likely voters October 26-28.

Monday, 02 November 2015 16:28
Poll: Edwards leads by 20, Dardenne's campaign chief goes with Vitter
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Monday, 02 November 2015 14:17
Edwards's position on charter schools, a big issue for New Orleans
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educationby Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

There is potentially no more important issue in Louisiana than improving our educational system, yet this is not getting the attention it deserves in the governor’s race.

  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist
  • President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day

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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