WASHINGTON - A Democratic Super PAC is out with the first negative TV advertisement against Republican Senate challenger Bill Cassidy.
The ad by the Senate Majority PAC hits Cassidy, a physician and Republican congressman from Baton Rouge, for voting to raise the retirement age to 70, alluding to a provision in a Republican Study Committee budget proposal he supported. It also hits him for "voting 16 times" to shut the government down.
"That's Congressman Cassidy's record in the House," the ad's narrator says.
The political scene has plenty to discuss today as the oil and gas industry has filed suit against Louisiana AG Buddy Caldwell, the Democratic Party (at least throughout the nation, but likely not in Louisiana) seem to support Democrats handling much of government, except for the all-important economy and Tea Party favorite Rob Maness has taken a shot against his competition Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy on the flood insurance disaster issue.
How’s Bobby doing?
For the past year, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal has been running around the country as chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association telling all who would listen what a great job he is doing as governor of Louisiana.
It’s nothing new for Landrieu
According to a new poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) of Baton Rouge, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is in hot water with some Louisiana voters.
Many of the Louisiana political antennas rose on Thursday when Bernie Pinsonat and SMOR’s (Southern Media and Opinion Research) issued its fall statewide poll numbers.
As we approach the last Thanksgiving prior to the elections 2014, you can bet extra helpings of cranberry sauce and a scoop or so of corn dressing that the candidates currently running for the U.S. Senate spot for the State of Louisiana hope their surrogates continue to carve up their opponents like a well-sliced butterball Turkey.
The dysfunctional government situation that exists today in the U.S. Congress has American voters saying, “Throw the bums out.”
A Political Trick or Treat for you:
While Tea Party favorite Rob Maness has little name-recognition and is far behind in the polls and in money raising, there is a legitimate question to ask—can and will he be a difference maker in the United States Senate race currently being led by democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu followed by Republican Bill Cassidy.
Veteran political observer John Maginnis declared that the partial government shutdown of the first half of October produced no real political winners or losers among Louisiana federal government elected officials.
The national crises has been deferred for now until 2014.
With your permission, I am posting below a slightly edited Facebook post that i wrote early this morning.