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  duke tweetby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

As if the Republican Party didn’t have enough problems at the national and state levels, along comes their own David Duke to run for the U.S. Senate seat in the Bayou State.

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trump disavowMonths ago, I was airing my regular Tuesday morning talk show with Jeff Crouere and I mentioned David Duke’s name.  A response I got was, why mention his name?  Duke is totally irrelevant and nobody listens to him anyway.

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duke beardDavid Duke, the former KKK leader and virulent anti-semite is now a US Senate candidate in Louisiana.

One of the individuals who knows David Duke’s political career is Tyler Bridges, now author of two books about two of Duke’s run for office in the 1980’s and 90’s.

This afternoon, Bridges and I discussed Duke’s political past and his current decision to run for office.

 

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Time to put up or shut up
    There has been much talk from elected office wannabes over the past few months, but this week we will find out who will run and who will not.
    Qualifying for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House races is set forThursday, July 20 through Friday, July 22.  Candidates for federal office must file with the Louisiana Secretary of State in Baton Rouge.

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vitter trickThe general consensus among the political class in Louisiana is, with the victory of a democrat for the Governor’s mansion, last year, the US Senate Race will be contest between a republican and a democrat, in November.

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Controversy over Senate forum
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is under fire over a Louisiana U.S. Senate forum it held on June 29.  The forum was co-sponsored by the Louisiana Restaurant Association and the Louisiana Retailers Association.

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A new poll, by GBA Strategies (apparently commissioned by her campaign) has been released by the Caroline Fayard for US Senate campaign has been released and after adjustments show the Democratic candidates is a close match yet at least double-digits behind John Kennedy, Louisiana treasurer.

Here is the press statement by the Fayard Campaign:

 

 

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Today, Retired Colonel Rob Maness, candidate for US Senate for the State of Louisiana, is starting his Contract with Louisiana campaign to explain to voters why he should be elected this fall.  On Tuesday evening, Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz.com interviewed Maness about these and other issues.

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Conventional wisdom tells us that Louisiana will go Republican, once again, at the state level for US President.  It also suggests that all Louisiana current congressional republicans (not running for US Senate) will romp in November 2016, that new republicans will be elected in current vacancies and that a Republican will become the junior US Senator (replacing David Vitter). 

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kennedy officeToday, Republican Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has put the question to bed, not that there was much doub.  He is a candidate to replace U.S. Senator David Vitter.  

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