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).
Today, 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.
It’s another day and another global warming conference for Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Today, the Mayor is joining other world leaders in Paris to fight the supposed evils of carbon emissions and work toward a more “sustainable” future.
With the Louisiana governor's race and other statewide races now behind us, what lessons can we learn and how will the election affect the future U.S. Senate race especially since David Vitter has decided not to run again for that spot?
LSU professor and Blogger Bob Mann has focused upon Senator David Vitter’s recent letters to constituents and makes the point that the Senator who is leading the gubernatorial candidates is playing “fast and loose” with US Senate rules.
To no one’s surprise, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) announced his intention to run for re-election. After a distinguished military career and 5 ½ years as a POW in Vietnam, McCain retired from the military and entered politics. McCain was initially elected to the House of Representatives in 1982, followed by his first Senate election in 1986. Since his initial election to the Senate, McCain has won re-election four times.
For John McCain, 34 years in Congress will not be enough, so he wants another six years as U.S. Senator. In fact, he told one reporter that his Senate career was “just getting started.” If elected again, McCain will be 86 at the end of his next term.
More, Louisiana US Senate race analysis and talk--WGSO's Jeff Crouere and Bayoubuzz's Stephen Sabludowsky--continued the debate following this weekend's election in which Republican candidate Bill Cassidy ousted Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu.
Talk about dirty tricks.
Last week, two Louisiana blogs questioned $50,000 that Congressman and doctor Bill Cassidy received for part-time work he was supposed to perform for LSUHC while he was working full-time as a US Congressman for Louisiana.
Doesn’t Louisiana deserves better than what we are receiving from our political parties and our candidates’ campaigns?
Below are statements from a liberal group praising the US Senate’s vote today to block the Keystone Pipeline and another statement from a Latino group also blasting Senator Mary Landrieu for her efforts to pass the pipeline.