A 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.
It’s not that it’s rare; it’s that it’s never happened before. Until the Louisiana Republican Party endorsed former Rep. Jeff Landry against incumbent Atty. Gen. Buddy Caldwell for the latter’s job this fall, no statewide office incumbent ever elected as a Republican had faced a challenger endorsed by the party. And it had good reason to make this historical move.
Louisiana political shorts for today: Vitter overwhelms, Jeff Landry gets the GOP endorsement, Jindal is back on the trail and some political tweets.
Louisiana’s Treasurer John Kennedy found a tough decision of his made somewhat harder by impressive fundraising totals by attorney general candidate former Rep. Jeff Landry, while the incumbent Atty. Gen. Buddy Caldwell by his totals shows he faces a tough road to reelection, increasing the odds of just he and Landry facing off.
After the very controversial Hobby Lobby case in which the US Supreme Court ruled against a provision in the Affordable Care Act challenged by Hobby Lobby, various politicians, organizations and pundits have spoken out to praise or condemn the court's ruling.
In the second part of a Google Hangout which recorded Tuesday’s WGSO weekly interview with Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky, radio talk show host, Crouere and Sabludowsky discussed the possible “Tea Party alliance” between Attorney General candidate Jeff Landry and Governor Candidate David Vitter; the various candidates who might be running for Governor; Gov. Jindal’s low ratings and the confluence of these issues with the upcoming Louisiana legislative session which begins in March.
The Louisiana election table appears set; Only a matter of time before the tea is served and others are invited to the party.
Today, Jeff Landry, a Tea Party member and ardent supporter, announced that he is going to run for Attorney General of Louisiana. Landry is an attorney, a former US Congressman, a veteran, and a former Sheriff's deputy and local policeman.
While Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu already has challenged Republican opponents to “bring it on” and made moves to bolster her 2014 reelection campaign, those in the GOP have started the process of differentiating and sorting themselves out to determine who best may bring it on to her ultimate displeasure.
As usual, election results produce their share of winners and losers, and Louisiana politicians have no special immunity to this. Thus, from the latest quadrennial elections, we find:
As usual in these kinds of cases, the reason for the intensity of Louisiana’s Third House District contest between U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry is because they are so similar on the issues – which produces an opportunity actually to dissect and discuss the issues.
Trying for his fifth term, Boustany, from an old-line political family in Lafayette, got matched with freshman Landry, with a much newer political pedigree, because of redistricting brought about by Louisiana’s failure to grow much in population in the last decade. Both being Republicans in an area that has evolved into a solidly conservative national electoral district, one will win.