Remember back to the days of yore in the year 2008 when newly-minted Louisiana governor, Bobby the Jindal (otherwise known as Bobby Jindal), rose into power on an ethics reform platform?
Thus ends ignominiously Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District’s year-long infatuation with Rep. Vance McAllister, although he parted company with his constituents through one more demonstration of the insufferable ego that was his downfall.
Ever since Senator Landrieu's poor performance in the primary election, some Republicans have been predicting an easy victory in the run-off.
Such thinking is dangerous to say the least. It is never easy to defeat an incumbent, especially one who has been in the same office for 18 years. The Landrieu name has legendary political appeal in Louisiana as the family has been winning elections for 54 years.
In what might be another slam at Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's handling of the budget and the state's assets, Treasurer John Kennedy has penned another OpED, this time warning that the state general fund is running a historically high negative balance just four months into the fiscal year.
Senator Elbert Guillory, who has been receiving quite a bit of attention since converting back to a Republican a couple of years ago, is back in the middle of controversy.
Guillory, recently made a video which he placed under his polittical PAC Free At Last, denouncing Senator Mary Landrieu, and claiming that she was not helping blacks and that she only cared for herself and not for her constituents. The video was widely promoted by the Republican Party and others during the recent open primary campaign.
While the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee apparently has not put up the $1.8 million money it took off of the table for Landrieu television buys after the general election in which Democratic candidates got walloped at the polls, Mary Landrieu is continuing to raise money for her run against Bill Cassidy.
The Louisiana 6th Congressional district campaign 2014 received signficant statewide and national attention once Edwin Edwards, former four-term Governor, Octagarian, newly-wed with a woman five decades his minor and recently-released federal felon jumped into the remarkably republican Congressional District.
Fall 2014 has not been a good season so far for US Senator Mary Landrieu who made an unimpressive campaign showing eekeing out a victory on Election night last Tuesday but who is facing a major obstacle for her December re-election day. The Democratic base did not turn out for her and the her opponents Congressman Bill Cassidy and Col. Rob Maness's combined vote well-exceeded that of the Senator's. Worse, Maness is in Cassidy's corner now and his supporters will likely follow-suit.
The mid-term election should have been a resounding wake-up call to President Obama to change from his liberal agenda and start working with an emboldened Republican Party. On Tuesday, the GOP took over control of the U.S. Senate, expanded its majority in the House and gain governorships in such blue states as Maryland and Illinois.