Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.
Hope for McAllister?
The news is not all bad for Republican 5th District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, whose recent marital misdeed of kissing a staffer in his Monroe office is getting mixed reactions from his constituents.
A poll provided Fax-Net by Darrell Glascock of the Glascock Group out of Pineville reveals that 49% of 5th District voters would be willing to vote to re-elect McAllister at this point in time.
Once again, the Louisiana Republican Party, as well as the national party, finds itself on a political hot seat – thanks to U.S. Rep Vance McAllister.
The newly elected married congressman from the 5th District was caught on tape kissing a staffer in his Monroe office, who is also married – and to a longtime friend.
Landrieu leads, but...
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is seeking a fourth six-year term, has a double-digit lead over her main Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. The election is November 4.
Energy chair’s agenda
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, the state’s senior senator, is now in full command of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, a key post for the Pelican state’s oil and gas industry.
EWE: Redemption or ridiculous?
Regardless of how one feels about former Congressman and four-time Gov. Edwin Edwards, it must be admitted that there is still magic in that name.
While a few praised and many decried his entry into the 6th Congressional District race at age 86, the first poll with Edwards included has produced some startling results, which makes the race very interesting.
What about the 4th District?
All of a sudden, the Democratic Party seems alive and well in the Pelican State. It has a candidate shaking up the 6th District Congressional race and potential 2015 gubernatorial candidates doing well in the polls.
Gov. Mitch Landrieu?
A recent poll has stunned Louisiana political analysts and potential candidates for governor in 2015.
LaPolitics first reported that a Voter Consumer Research poll reveals that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is the front-runner for the state’s top job.
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.