peterson kcpIt's Official!! The controversy behind the Louisiana Democrats not backing the party candidate for Louisiana Treasurer is now of the past.

Earlier this week, the party's executive committee, via its party chairperson, Karen Carter Peterson, announced it was recommending the endorsement of Derrick Edwards.  Two days after the general election, the Louisiana Republican Party endorsed its candidate John Schroder.

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Does Derrick Edwards have a Chinaman’s chance of winning the Louisiana Treasurer’s race?

Conventional wisdom says, no way. Not a Chinaman, not an Englishman, only, a “no-way man” chance of prevailing.

The top Louisiana politicos and pollsters in Louisiana pretty much agree.

In a series of online Facebook Live interviews, post-election, with Dr. Ed Chervenak, Bernie Pinsonat, Jeff Crouere, Jim Brown, John Couvillon, none of them have felt there was any possible scenario to victory.

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Who will be the last white Democratic legislator in Louisiana?

The past decade and now in the age of Trump-dominance, is it possible that the Louisiana might not have any more white legislators?

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Derrick Edwards, the Louisiana Democratic Party choice for Treasurer probably will no longer be unendorsed for the position of State Treasurer. Last week, the Republican Party announced it's support of John Schroder as it's party's choice for the position after he came in second place on election day. Edwards and Schroder are heading into the runoffs scheduled November 18. Edwards was the only Democrat running for Treasurer during the general election but was unendorsed by the Democrats. He came in first, besting Schroder and two other Republicans, State Senator Neil Riser and former Commissioner of Administration for the Bobby Jindal campaign, Angele Davis.

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Ask any politico: Elections are a game of numbers. It is a question of where a candidate will place assets to achieve the winning numbers.

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Neil Riser
Neil Riser

While the Louisiana Treasurer’s race did not light up the voter’s interest, yielding a roughly 13.5 percent turnout, there is a very interesting story to be told from one of the individuals involved in the election process.

John Couvillon, polled for Angele Davis’s unsuccessful run.  She was one of three Republican candidate who was trying to garner her share of the 65 to 70 percent of the vote that would be likely be split up between the three conservative candidates which included John Schroder and Neil Riser.

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While the Louisiana Democratic Party did not formally support the only candidate for Treasurer, Derrick Edwards, during the general election and while there are still questions as to whether it will hold off its support for the leading candidate who received the most votes on Saturday, the Republican Party of Louisiana has not dither one bit.  It announced its official endorsement of John Schroder for Louisiana State Treasurer who will be facing Edwards on November 18.. 

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couvillon treaWhat happened Saturday night?

How did Representative John Schroder beat his Republican opponents in the Louisiana Treasurer’s Race, only to come in second against Democrat Derrick Edwards, who some believe has no chance to beat his GOP foe?

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treasurer mayorby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Runoff for State Treasurer
    As expected, the lone Democrat in the race for State Treasurer – Derrick Edwards – finished first in the field of six candidates.  He garnered 31% of the vote in the primary on Saturday.

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boothRemember the old joke that the Louisiana Republican Party was so small, it could hold its meetings in a phone booth?

Lots have changed since then. The Party has become dominant in the very conservative state.

Well, shockingly and unfortunately, let's update the funny. Based upon yesterday's turnout, pull out the phone booth. It's needed.

Despite a horrible turnout, there were some winners.

At the top of the ticket, Democrat Attorney Derrick Edwards and Republican former State Representative John Schroder prevailed in the Louisiana State treasurer's race.  The New Orleans Mayor's race also produced a runoff, between two black women,  LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet. 

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