Looks like Riser and Holloway
The contentious and controversial race in the 5th Congressional District, where 14 candidates are on the ballot, will likely come down to a runoff between state Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, and former U.S. Rep. and current Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway, R-Forest Hill.
How does an incoming leader take charge of a statewide powerful business organization following the very successful years performed by the predecessor?
The fallout from the government shutdown debacle has been devastating to the Republican Party. Poll results show the party is viewed negatively by 70% of the American people. In addition, Congress has only a 5% approval rating, the lowest in history. While Democrats control the Senate and are also unpopular, the media has focused their blame for the shutdown on the Republican Party.
The race for U.S. Senate is roughly one year from now, but the campaign gets more interesting as it gets closer.
For one, most thought the competition would be against current republican Congressman Bill Cassidy and Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu. Then, walked in tea-party favorite Col. Rob Maness who is running to the right of Cassidy. According to Maness, Cassidy is not conservative enough for Louisiana and Landrieu must be beaten.
Lately, another republican name has surfaced in being a contender--State Rep. Alan Seabaugh.
Some now wonder should Seabaugh step into the ring, whom would it help?
For one, perhaps, it is Mary Landrieu. Would it also mean that other republicans might also enter the field?
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The federal government’s effort to paint stripes on the same-sex pair horse and calling it a marriage zebra in Louisiana produces both a challenge to the rule of law and emotionally hyperactive invective bereft of intellect.
Things are not awesome for Doc Cassidy. First, he’s pillared on the Daily Show as a disingenuous panderer. Now, it looks like his mushy-mouth moderation isn’t working for for Louisiana Republicans in this hyper-partisan world. Reports have surfaced this week that theLAGOP is no longer discouraging other GOPers from entering the LASEN race to try to unseat Senator Mary Landrieu.
The rancor and animosity of both political parties in Washington seem to be at an all-time high. Both sides are calling their opponents “liars,” and there are reports of tension building to the point where fistfights have nearly broken out within same party caucuses. Louisiana members of congress say they have never seen such bitterness and vicious personal attacks.