by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
We told you so!
When theFax-Net published a Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll on the governor’s race last week, which showed Democrat John Bel Edwards defeating Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter in a runoff, we advised to sit tight because more polls would be forthcoming.
Quick political news for today as we savor the sweet scent of victory from last night's thriller in the dome.
RESURRECTION OF JINDAL?
Can either Republicans Jay Dardenne or Scott Angelle overtake Democrat John Bel Edwards for a runoff position against current leader US Sen. David Vitter? Can Edwards, when against a Republican given the recent election history of the state?
The timing could not have been better—or worse, depending upon your perspective.
But all things considered, Wednesday was a bad day for a certain Louisiana governor flailing away in a doomed quest for the Republican presidential nomination.
Right in time for tonight’s junior varsity Republican presidential debate on CNN, Louisiana Governor got a kick in the proverbial pants over one of his major planks as a republican candidate for the White House. A Baton Rouge federal judge found against him on the issue of Common Core.
Say goodbye to Kristie Nichols.
Governor Bobby Jindal is doing just that.
It was quite a scene at the National Press Club yesterday as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined the other Republican presidential candidates in attacking frontrunner Donald Trump.
Jindal and $9.4B feasibility
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. Chairman Bao-Lang Chen announced the company is studying the feasibility of an estimated $9.4 billion industrial complex in St. James Parish, where the company would build two project phases producing ethylene and a host of downstream chemical products. A final investment decision expected by mid-2016 will determine the final capital investment figure for the project, in which Formosa would create 1,200 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $84,500, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project also would result in 8,000 new indirect jobs, for a total of 9,200 new jobs in Louisiana.
The latest polls tell a horrible story for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the most persistent presidential candidate of them all. According to the Loras College Iowa poll, released today, Jindal is languishing at 1% support in Iowa, tied for 12th place. Thus, Jindal has received no political benefit from his countless trips, speeches and campaign appearances in the Hawkeye state.