We are now entering the last week of Louisiana’s race for governor. After seven and one half years of Bobby Jindal, voters are ready to make a change. Louisiana has been neglected by its current republican governor. So the question is which candidate will be that change. Voters are struggling with conflicts of democrat vs. republican and a “serious sin” republican vs. a West Point graduate, former Army Ranger, and pro-life, pro-gun democrat. The choice would not be so difficult if the pro-life, pro-gun West Point graduate and former Army Ranger were a republican. But in this race that ideal candidate with the credentials, background, and family values is not a republican. He is a democrat. For all voters, democrat, republican, and independent, the obvious choice is a democrat, John Bel Edwards, if the man and his substance mean more than simply voting political party.
Ed Chervenak, UNO Political Scientist and Professor has provided details concerning early voting in Louisiana. While the election is now six days away and things can absolutely change on the ground, the early vote does show a stronger turnout for those who might likely vote for Jon Bel Edwards.
If early voting is any indication as to what might happen on election day, Saturday Nov. 21, now less than one week away, Jon Bel Edwards might have a good head start.
The most recent daily tracking of the Louisiana governor's race with Jon Bel Edwards recovering somewhat from what could be a temporary move towards Senator David Vitter, a Republican for governor.
A Louisiana governor's race Friday afternoon quickie--getting to the meat.
It is any wonder that David Vitter is now behind in the race for Governor of Louisiana. The candidate who was long ago declared by the so-called experts to be our next Governor is in real trouble eight days before the election. He is in the political fight of his life and he has no one to blame but himself.
Should Jon Bel Edwards beat David Vitter in the Louisiana governor’s race Saturday November 21, blame it on Bobby Jindal and David Vitter, himself.
According to a new poll from the University of New Orleans, Democrat Jon Bel Edwards commands a 22 point advantage against US Senator David Vitter.
There are many issues involved in the Louisiana governor’s race:
Issues such as who might be the best to lead us into the future terrains of economic and business? Who might take our schools and university and develop them into the first-class institutions we all would love for them to be?
By Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch
Recognizing that Louisiana is a ruby red conservative state, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards has frequently sought to attract crossover Republican voters by distancing himself from President Barrack Obama and national Democrats claiming he would bring a centrist approach to the governor’s mansion. Edwards desperately wants voters to believe he is a moderate who will “put Louisiana first.” But his history as a state lawmaker suggests he’s likely to behave differently. In fact, Edwards’ record shows his priorities and values are far closer the job-killing special interest groups bankrolling his campaign than they are to those held by most mainstream Louisiana voters.
There is so much developing in this hotly-contested Louisiana governor’s battle between David Vitter and Jon Bel Edwards, that by the time one watches a video, listens to a speech, reads an article, emails one’s friend, the race has changed and so have the issues.
In what could be a rather surprising development, according to Pollster John Convillon of JMC Analytics, the Louisiana runoff appears to be generating more interest from those who are democratic-leaning and African-American.
Convillon, who previously polled Edwards with a twenty-point lead over David Vitter in the Louisiana governor's race has released his second report concerning early voters, that could portend what could happen election day, NNovember 21.
THE POLLS AND THE RACE
If anyone believes this race is over, whether David Vitter is behind by 8 points or twenty points, you must be fooling yourself.
It seems that Missouri is the place for mob rule. Last year, America witnessed a breakdown of order in Ferguson following the death of African American teenager Michael Brown. Even though the Justice Department exonerated Darren Wilson, the white police officer involved in the shooting of Brown, protesters still maintained the fiction that Brown was ruthlessly killed in a racist manner. They repeated the false mantra, "hands up, don't shoot," even though witnesses say that Brown never uttered those words. Instead, he attacked Wilson shortly after the officer asked Brown to move out of the middle of the street. Protesters also conveniently overlooked the video evidence showing Brown robbing a store minutes before his encounter with Wilson.