We now discover just how deep was Sen. Mary Landrieu’s hand into the cookie jar by her self-revelation that over two-fifths of all her air charter travel since 2002 had some portion illegally charged to taxpayers. What’s not new is the inadequacies in her trying to explain it away.
Tommy Boggs dies
Tommy Boggs, Washington lobbyist and son of the late Hale and Lindy Boggs and sister of Cokie Roberts is dead.
Women, travel and exports-imports are the themes of the day in the Louisiana US Senate race as the Landrieu campaign and the National Republican Senatorial committee have been active in their e-blasting.
US Senate Mary Landrieu's Campaign took the opportunity to slam former Republican contender for US Senate, Congressman Bill Cassidy and their "allies" after the Louisiana District Court, threw out the controversial residency suit lodged against her.
Mary Landrieu and her husband might own a two million-plus Washington DC home but her return to it, as a US Senator, next year, is no certainty. One of the controveries surrounding her re-election campaign is whether she lives in Louisiana.
Jeff Crouere of WGSO Radio and Stephen Sabludowsky of Bayoubuzz.com debated this issue during this week's radio-Google Hangout webcast. Here is the transcript and below is the video:
This election has been most difficult one ever for incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). She is humorously known as “landslide Landrieu” for winning close elections, but she has not been known for making campaign mistakes. Usually, she has run brilliant campaigns, pulling out close victories over Republican opponents. It has been particularly impressive since Louisiana is a conservative state and has been trending Republican for decades.
Should all candidates who have qualified for elective office, even those having virtually no chance of winning, still be allowed to participate in all televised debate?
What if a candidate is running as a quasi or real stalking horse—primarily or solely, to increase the chance that another candidate is defeated?
Colorful Louisiana politics, at its best or worst?
On Tuesday morning, on the weekly WGSO-Bayoubuzz radio talk show, hosted by Jeff Crouere and webcasted on this site via google hangouts, Crouere and I discussed the candidacy of Tea Party favorite Rob Maness and what appears to be Republican Bill Cassidy's unwillingness to debate. Closing out that part of the discussion, I mentioned that I was not interested in watching numerous candidates debating but only the candidates who were most likely able to win.
A bad month for Sen. Mary Landrieu just got a bit worse in the wake of qualifying for her reelection attempt last week. Down in the aggregate in polls entering the month, during it she began falling behind in the money chase, self-inflicted “Air Mary” took off as a campaign issue, and now with the official entries into the contest the hill to climb back to office got steeper still.
Louisiana United States Senator Mary Landrieu has always been a survivor in Bayou State politics. She’s been successful in four races for the U.S. Senate, but the elections have always been close, and until now, her opponents have never had the full weight of the national republican campaign apparatus behind them. But this time it’s different. Landrieu is in the political fight of her life. She’s under an all-out assault by republican organizations all over the country.