The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has evaluated the personal use of Campaign funds, an issue that has received significant media exposure lately despite the changes made by Governor Jindal and the legislature in 2008. Here is PAR’s evaluation:
Since the news of Edwin Edwards’s decision to run for Congress broke on Monday, the former Governor and convicted felon has been a hot topic in Louisiana. However, journalists and bloggers nationwide have picked up the news, too:
Prisoner #03128-095 has announced he's back in action, and state Democrats cling to the dubious hope that the tradeoff of forfeiting the Sixth Congressional District to the GOP in the service of redemption and ego-boosting can pay off with a statewide win.
On Saturday, only 25% of eligible voters in New Orleans participated in the runoff election.
Despite the low turnout, those who did vote sent a loud and clear message: it is time for a change.
Yesterday, former four-term Louisiana governor and convicted felon Edwin Edwards announced that he is running for Congress. Today, Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky joined Jeff Crouere, Ringside Politics host; Jim Brown, Louisiana legislator, friend of Edwards and author of his biography; and Tyler Bridges, The Lens writer and author of Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards in a live webcast to discuss the implications of the announcement. As Sabludowsky pointed out at the beginning of the talk, it is important to both Louisiana and the nation.
In his 1983 gubernatorial campaign, Edwin Edwards once remarked that the only way that he could lose to the Republican incumbent, Dave Treen, was if he were caught in bed with “a dead girl or a live boy.” Thirty-one years later, that analogy aptly describes his chances of actually winning the 6th Congressional District race this fall.
Is "vote for the crook" being replaced by "Vote for the kook"?
How else can you explain the decision by Edwin W. Edwards, four-term ex-governor of Louisiana, who has decided to jump into the ring for the Sixth Congressional District of Louisiana.
Gov. Mitch Landrieu?
A recent poll has stunned Louisiana political analysts and potential candidates for governor in 2015.
LaPolitics first reported that a Voter Consumer Research poll reveals that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is the front-runner for the state’s top job.
With the Senatorial elections less than eight months away, the Louisiana Democrats and Republicans have both thrown away the kid gloves - if they ever wore them. Not surprisingly, both parties are looking for issues that appeal to large groups of voters, and they have found it in healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, which for now appears to be the only game in town.