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vitter election nightby Lou Gehrig Burnett

Clout takes a hit
    Louisiana was once ranked at No. 4 on the Congressional clout index.  That was when former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was there and before her loss to Bill Cassidy.
    Landrieu’s exit from Congress dropped Louisiana to No. 30 out of the 50 states in clout.  That ranking will probably go lower in the next Congress.

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net 

Louisiana is considered a blood-red Republican state filled with conservative legislators.  Well, not as much now that Democrat John Bel Edwards was elected governor. But just how conservative are these Bayou State lawmakers?  We have the answer.

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Term limits for Congress
    It is a never-ending topic of discussion.  Should term limits be set on members of Congress?  To be sure, there has been a lot of talk about it, but no action.
    Now comes a poll of Louisiana voters which reveals that 83% are in favor of limiting congressional terms with 66% strongly supporting such limits.

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landry drillingIncoming Louisiana Attorney General Jefff Landry has announced today Wilber L. “Bill” Stiles as his Chief Deputy Attorney General-designate, also known as the first assistant. Stiles will be presented to the State Senate for confirmation when Landry takes office.

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smoke demos 2We all know that politics is legion with its back door, smoke-filled room deals.  Power brokers pick who they want to run for office and those involved either go along with the recommendations (or sometimes deals) or they don’t.

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landrieu waltEDWARDS DOES CABL

Louisiana Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the Council for A Better Louisiana's 53rdAnnual Meeting and Luncheon to be heldWednesday, December 2ndat the L'Auberge Hotel Conference Center in Baton Rouge.

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cassidyby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Clout takes a big hit

    Poof!  That’s what happened to Louisiana’s clout in Congress when Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her Senate seat to Republican Bill Cassidy.

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landrieu-cassidyIs the Bill Cassidy LSU double-billing controversy jigged or rigged?

 

Is the "jigged-up" Bill Cassidy LSU double-pay controversy over, dead and gone, as at least one conservative commentator claims?  Or, has a just-released LSU audit of the "scandal" that arose during the last moments of the very hotly contested election  between former US  Senator Mary Landrieu and then US Rreepsentative Cassidy, been rigged due to powerful influences?   Apparently, according to the public sentiments of the two bloggers who broke the story, Lamar White Jr. and Jason Berry, the audit is worthless.

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cassidyby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
The amount of money being spent these days to win an elected office at the local, state, and national levels just boggles the mind. Obtaining power certainly does not come cheap.

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election-mapby Pat Culverhouse, Republished from Fax-Net, with permission 

Love that Mark Twain. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed,” the Missouri Muse wrote once upon a time.
    Your Humble Observer has been guilty of being both un and mis in the area of informed. That’s a major part of the reason I rarely respond to the writing of columnists. Most of them are more than a little smarter than YHO, so I hesitate to contradict.

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