Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.
A U.S. Senate seat and all U.S. House members are up for re-election in 2014.
Here is a look at those races pertaining to our area and a recap of how much money the incumbents have.
Vitter’s giving jitters, Jindal still struggling, and Maness messes with Cassidy - these are the latest polls.
No doubt about the clout
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s clout in the United States Senate has reached new heights as she becomes chairwoman of the powerful Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The Senate Democratic Caucus voted last week to honor Landrieu with the position, and the full Senate approved in a formality vote.
Wielding the gavel for the Energy Committee puts the state’s senior senator among the most powerful who chair the Senate’s 16 Standing Committees.
Landrieu leads Cassidy, but...
Last week, the Fax-Net reported on a poll on the U.S. Senate race conducted by Rasmussen Reports. It showed Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy leading incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu by four percentage points.
Cassidy leads Landrieu, but...
Republicans are touting a recent poll which shows challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy with a slight lead over incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu for this fall’s race, 44-40%.
More clutter for Cassidy
One have to wonder what is going through U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy’s mind these days, as well as the minds of his campaign staff. He is supposed to be the chosen one by the national and state Republican Party to oppose incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu this fall. But fellow Republicans keep casting stones at what has now become Cassidy’s glass house. He already has two opponents from his own party – retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness and state Rep. Paul Hollis.
Speaking of the governor’s race...
A new statewide survey on the governor’s race, conducted betweenNovember 12-14 and leaked to LaPolitics.com had some interesting results. It was conducted among 800 likely voters and has a margin of error of 3.5%.
Jitters over Vitter
Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is giving the jitters to those politicos who are contemplating a run for governor of Louisiana in 2015.
The Louisiana Republican Party has turned into a political plow, trying to clear the road for the GOP’s effort to capture the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.
The plow is meeting with some success in its efforts to help Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge, who is the party’s anointed candidate to face Landrieu, who is seeking a fourth, six-year term.
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.