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Friday, 30 October 2015 13:57
Congressman Boustany, some Acadiana officials back Vitter
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boustanyThe 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" .

Friday, 30 October 2015 12:25
Chehardy: Bitter Vitter’s shameful campaign should come clean
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obama edwardsThe 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.

Friday, 30 October 2015 11:46
Chervenak: More character assassination expected in Edwards-Vitter race
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vitter angelle 3Why 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?

Friday, 30 October 2015 08:49
Republicans rally for Vitter, today, where's Dardenne and Angelle?

kennedy officeToday, the Louisiana Republican Party and Senator David Vitter are pulling out the big guns to show support for the Louisiana gubernatorial candidate.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 14:31
Edwards not pro-life, Vitter supporters not pro-prostitution
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takeLouisiana 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.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 13:36
Democratic lean poll puts Edwards with 12 point lead over Vitter

mansionA 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.  

Thursday, 29 October 2015 13:28
Wake up Louisiana Look! A Governor's race and election!
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Do a majority of folks in Louisiana even care about who governs them in the coming years?  You wouldn’t think so based on election turnout in last week’s gubernatorial election.  Election officials had projected just under 50% turnout. As a former head of elections during my time as Secretary of State, I had projected a bit above 40%.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 13:19
Sabato: Louisiana governor race, favors Vitter, leans Republican

sabatoLarry Sabato’s Crystal Ball today moved campaign ratings on  Louisiana gubernatorial races towards the Democratic candidate Jon Bel Edwards, today. 

Sabato’s rating change marks the third major national political analyst this week to move Louisiana towards Democrats, following the Cook Political Report and the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report.  

On Saturday, Sen. David Vitter (R) and state Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) advanced to a runoff in Louisiana, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 13:10
Why was Louisiana election turnout so poor?
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voteThe abnormally low turnout for the 2015 Louisiana state general elections seems mainly a consequence of campaign-specific factors more than for longer term, secular reasons.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 13:07
AARP voter guide for Vitter vs. Edwards; Demos want spygate; Willie Horton Louisiana

aarp-vit 5The Vitter vs. Jon Bel Edwards beat goes on.

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