It could be the most recognized American song worldwide. Go to a small Asian community were little or no English is spoken. Then start humming “You Are MySunshine.” More likely than not, the locals will join in singing along. Everyone knows the words to a down home tune written by a Louisiana country singer and movie star. And he was sworn in as Louisiana Governor seventy years ago this week.
By Erin Dooley
The eight years he spent in federal prison bar Edwin Edwards from running for statewide office for another decade or so, but a felony conviction won’t stop Louisiana’s longest-serving governor from running for Congress.
Louisiana’s congressional delegates typically have kept their distance from legislative business in Baton Rouge, focusing their attention on political affairs in Washington, D.C.
This week, Louisiana and the nation were treated with some big political news, not that it was unexpected.
U.S. Senator David Vitter decided to enter the Louisiana Governor’s Race although he apparently will keep his US Senate position.
Hey what's going on--as Marvin Gaye said. (asked)
Well, it looks like we may have three Republicans running for governor now that's assuming a few things. Number one, can David Vitter use the super PAC money--roughly $1.5 million dollars--that has been raising his behalf for either for a state-run or federal? Can he use that in this election?
Indian-American Louisiana Governor and the rising star of the Republican Party Bobby Jindal is planning to run for the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, a top Senator from his state has said.
“I do think, he (Jindal) will run...He would be a significant candidate,” Senator David Vitter told American TV channel C-SPAN’s Newsmakers programme.
“I like Bobby, I respect his leadership, I agree with all of his political values. But I haven’t thought about what I would do or wouldn’t do personally,” Mr Vitter, also a member of Republican party, said.
The delicious Thanksgiving Turkey is now memory, Black and Blue Wednesday holiday shopping day is now upon us, but there’s always room under our expanded belts for some good home political cooking, Louisiana-style.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is saying people should look to Statehouse Republicans for answers.
Jindal said Monday that governors like him and Indiana's Mike Pence are providing the answers to dysfunction from Washington. Jindal spoke to about 800 Republicans gathered for their fall fundraiser.
Jindal spent much of his speech praising education changes passed by Indiana Republican leaders in 2011 and says he is leading the charge for similar efforts in Louisiana. He also chastised U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for trying to block implementation of school vouchers in Louisiana.
Pence has frequently talked about leaving Washington to focus on more action at the state-level and aired a new campaign-style video trumpeting his accomplishments. Pence and Jindal served together in Congress before becoming governors.
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