by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Polls toll for John Bel
Four polls conducted thus far on the runoff race for governor of Louisiana show Democrat John Bel Edwards with the lead over Republican David Vitter.
When i first saw the email and then the ad, i thought of Richard Nixon and his checker speech.
I know that Vitter has been compared to Nixon over the past few weeks, after his detective was caught spying. His credibility became even more strained after Vitter did a somewhat odd, "I am not a crook" routine, telling WDSU reporter that the act--taking surreptitious videos and audio is not spying and was "silly".
The Louisiana gubernatorial Election Day is approaching and the water cooler conversations are getting serious.
So, it’s time for some levity--which brings us to Politics With a Punch, Louisiana Governor's Election edition 2015, “funnier than laughing gas”.
by Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
The Louisiana people are rightly frustrated and they are looking for hope. They want a new approach to old problems, inspiring leadership to rally around, honesty to admire and integrity to emulate.
Will conservatives continue to vote in sizeable numbers for Jon Bel Edwards Election Day, November 21?
Why did Jon Bel Edwards unleash an ad, this weekend--that, in some camps, is considered to be an atomic bomb that could obliterate David Vitter’s campaign for Louisiana governor while in other camps, is a stink bomb that brings out the Edwards’ uglies.
Maybe Republican Party Chairman, Reince Preibus, the Louisiana Republican Party and Roger Villere should have listened to WGSO radio Wednesday morning. They might have learned something.
This week, a bevy of new polls continue to show Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson at the top of the GOP presidential race.
As one of the front runners, Trump has faced a variety of mean spirited attacks from fellow Republicans, Democrats, media commentators and liberal groups, including Hispanic advocacy organizations.
According to pollster John Couvillon of JMC Analytics, David Vitter’s campaign has some real issues it needs to confront, if the US Senator is to beat democrat Jon Bel Edwards to be the next Louisiana governor. The election is November 21.
Roger Villere, the Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party spoke with WGSO Jeff Crouere, Wednesday morning and discussed various issues relevant to the party.
According to the Chairman of the St. Tammany Republican Parish Executive Committee, Peter Egan, Republican Jay Dardenne's action of publicly supporting Democrat Jon Bel Edwards is a "vehement act of retribution".
Today’s strong-arm tactics by the Republican Party, Reince Priebus, the Louisiana Republican Party, and Roger Villere is simply deplorable. It is embarrassing to Louisiana.
Roger Villere, the Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party is in somewhat of a difficult position. Over the years, he has been one of the most influential forces in taking the Republican Party out of the phone booth and transforming it into the dominant party that it is today. However, as of now, the most important state job is at risk, that is, the Louisiana governor’s spot. Currently, David Vitter, also, one of the prominent influences in bringing the GOP out of the cellar, is trailing his opponent, Jon Bel Edwards, a Democrat.
We have been hearing for years that Louisiana has the world’s highest incarceration rate. There are currently some 40,000 Bayou State residents behind bars, at a cost of $350 million a year. The conventional wisdom from numerous officials in Louisiana is that our prisons are too full, and that so many incarcerations are costing taxpayers too much money. So do we turn ‘em loose?
Based upon three recent polls, Republican US Senator David Vitter trails Democrat Louisiana Rep. Jon Bel Edwards in double digits.
How can this be, since he has been the logical leader ever since he entered the gubernatorial race, given his name recognition, influence, incredible lead over his competitors in contributions (3 to 1 over his combined competitors in the primary race)?